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CARIBBEAN DINING AND PROVISIONING
78 Special Christmas Meal
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79 Where to Eat
CARIBBEAN RACING CIRCUIT
38 Match Racing on the Rise:
First Annual Carlos Aguilar Memorial
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98 Tales from the Charter Cockpit:
AVery Special Christmas Day
By Jeannie Kuich
CRUISING AND CIRCUMNAVIGATING
72 Recovering a Stolen Boat in the Amazon
75 Profile: Herb Hilgenberg and Southbound II
76 Nautical Holiday Happenings
30 Grand Slam Grenada
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31 A Threepeat for Big Oh at
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31 Macs'd OutWins 45th Port Antonio
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70 From Trickle to Torrent: Part Two
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36 Building a New Series in
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39 Sailing With Charlie: Confusion with Words
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40 Bums of the Indian Ocean
By Cap'n Fatty Goodlander
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32 DSC Part 3: AIS, the Missing Link
34 Using Epoxy
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56 Anguilla's Racing Sloops
60 Interview: Eddie Warden Owen
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69 Bonaire's Regatta Enters Fourth Decade
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53 Virgins'Cup: Bride of Frankenstein
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54 Bmobile Takes Pete Sheals
42 More Grog, Less Slog Cruising the DR Coast
67 New South Grenada Regatta Announced
68 Grenada to Host 2nd Classic Yacht Regatta
64 Trinity: A Sailing School Without Borders
64 Return of the Tempest
45 Figueroa and Malatrosi
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65 Opti Racing for the Grown Folks
ST. MARTINIST. MAARTEN
57 Big Event Sponsors Little Sailor
59 Surfski Racing in St. Maarten
46 Hurricane Omar Hits Northern Caribbean
48 Columbus Day Racing
51 St. Thomas Sailors Win Respect in U.S.
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14 Where in the World Subscription Contest
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A// atSea's team distributed more than 4,000 copies of the October issue from a
booth at the 39th annual Annapolis Sailboat Show, held in early October on the
Chesapeake Bay. Publisher Chris Kennan joined Captain Jan Robinson, author
of the Ship to Shore Cookbook c. .1 ii ii, I other staff in i I i, I i interest
for the Caribbean to an estimated 51,000 people who attended the three-day
show located in one of America's primary sail and power'.. Iii i. centers.
A BRIEF LOOK INTO THE HAPPENINGS OF OUR WORLD.
'.1 i ,11nI December 1, ii'.1 1 based Ondeck will provide iI, i trips
for a maximum of 15 guests at a time from dii ii to Montserrat on Farr
65s. The yacht departs Falmouth Harbour in I. ~iii at 8 a.m. on Mondays,
Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays, with the trip to Little Bay in Montserrat
taking up to four hours.The return journey to ii'. i i will depart at 1 p.m. on
those same days, taking up to five hours. Passengers can choose to return to
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(Caribbean News continued on page 20)
18 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER2008
(Caribbean News continued from page 18)
New book by Els Kroon
Word has come via Yacht Services Association of Trinidad & Tobago and
Jesse James from Members Only in Trinidad that a worried family is seeking
word of a relative apparently missing at sea aboard Dyscotia, a 35 ft il .. ii
with a white hull. Icelandic citizen Jakob Fenger is 56 years old with short,
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the phone and the family in Iceland has hopes that eventually Fenger turned
the vessel to sail to Trinidad, since he has friends there. If you have seen him
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Horizon and Racing in
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All at Sea writer/photographer Els Kroon's new book was presented during a
celebration of Curacao's 300-year old Penha ., 11. 1 i. i a famous landmark in
the Caribbean passed by all I 1 m. i sailors on their way to the Customs and
harbour authorities. The 144-page text, in Ei -. ii 1i and Dutch, in. i ii. 1ii. the
300-year history of the 111i. ii i and even includes a few ghost stories. The
book was published by Miami, Florida's HCP/Aboard.
Identical IC24s from Racing
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sessions with Horizon yachts as
motherships. Participant teams
of four to five persons will race
and cruise to different overnight
stops in the British Virgin Islands.
Seven night package rates for
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Lagoonies Bar and Cafe is back in the same location, on the waterfront at Lagoon
Marina, with a fresh new look. Owner Paul Stoutenbeek intentionally has kept the
same feel as the original watering hole which closed its doors in 2004. The marina
is in full swing again with modern telecoms, laundry, security, a new dinghy dock,
and half a dozen marine services on location, www.lagoon-marina.com
After 20 months of., iIi. i i. i F&S Boatworks launched its largest boat and
first enclosed bridge in October. The 70' Lasik, with a 19'8" beam and
5'draft, is powered with MTU 16V 2400hp. During her first sea-trial, in
loaded conditions, Lasik delivered a top end speed of 45.4 knots and a
cruising speed of 37 knots at 2000 RPM. The boat has four staterooms
and five heads, and is available i...,,. .ii Puerto Rico's Yacht Center of
the Caribbean. www.yachtcenterpr.com
Cabrits Dive Centre and Cafe opened a branch
recently in the North End of Prince Rupert Bay
right next to Big Papas Sports Bar & Restaurant.
They will offer dive reservations, snorkel sales
and rentals and a European coffee shop right
in front of Dominica's main mooring area:
about 27 moorings and they cost $10 per night
with discounted prices for longer stays,"' said
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The Heineken will, for the first time in the history of Caribbean III.
,...1* i1,,. to its organizers, run a match racing event just before the actual
2009 St.Maarten event and will offer $5,000 US in prize money to the winners.
"Sponsoring Match Racing is a great .1 .i.. 1 ii i1 I. ii 1 1 i Marine to promote
new and i Iin,. I forms of racing to the Caribbean,"said the sponsor's founder,
Robbie Ferron. Racing takes place March 3, 2009 in Jeanneau 20 boats with
three man crew in the Simpson Bay lagoon, open to six teams on an invitation
basis. Interested persons with match racing experience are asked to request
an invitation from the -I '11 i i o -i at ll l I... -1.i ii i ii I,
Editor's note: See our report on the rise in Caribbean match racing in this issue.
The Boat-Owners Association of the United States, BoatUS, recently offered its
650,000 members tips on how to steer clear of a storm-damaged boat (is there
any other kind in the Caribbean?) 'i i. -' I.. include having a pre-purchase
survey done by an independent surveyor; being vigilant for documentation
on where the boat has been berthed or registered in recent years; i. i. ih. I a
statement in the sales contract that says the seller has revealed I il. I
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In September, Camper & Nicholsons removed a 50 ft
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Paul Marshall, Managing Director of Island Water World in St Maarten,
has died, and All at Sea joins the company's staff in expressing their
condolences to Lisa, Sarah, and all of his family and friends. "His
leadership, determination, and courage has been admired by all,' said
Sean 1i, 11I
All at Sea received word from Carly Wiersum at Lagoon Marina SXM,
. .11. i. I notification by his family in L.- n II. I, that that Paul Wahlen
died October 4. Wahlen was captain and owner of one of the last
i,,1,.1 freight schooners, Avontuur (Adventure), built in 1920 and the
subject of the documentary film,"Into the Wind'
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Antigua's Jolly Harbour Yacht Club
Brian Turton gave us an update on JHYCs latest: "Once again Jolly Harbour
Yacht Club of ii. 1 1 are proud to host the JHR Caribbean Annual Regatta in
early December JHR Caribbean are keen to continue their sponsorship as the
main beneficiary will be the JHYC Youth Development Program." Secondary
sponsors are Carib Beer, El l I ii Harbour 5 Year Old Rum and Liat Airlines.
The schedule forthis year's event is two days of racing off Jolly Harbour and
Five Islands Harbour with four races on Saturday December 6th .1.. I by
three races on Sunday. Once again there will be a Regatta Party on Saturday
at the Castaways Restaurant from 19.30 with food and dancing till midnight.
The Regatta Party is open to all, and tickets in advance are ec$75. For more
information and Online Entry form please visit I I, ,,ii. i,, .., or call
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From right: Jacqui Pascall, Michael McQueen, James Benoit, Kevin Banfield; and
second from left, James Vlasto, with members of the Youth Sailing Program and
the new chase boat
Grenada Yacht Club & Grenada Sailing Association
Thanks to a donation by Four Seasons of a brand new chase boat, young
sailors will have a better learning environment when they take part in the
Youth ,iii, i Program run by the club and supported by the association.
Association Treasurer Jacqui P i ll explained: "This donation is very
important to the on-going Youth iiii i Program. Safety is our first priority
with our young sailors, whatever amount of experience they may have. This
new boat will enable our instructors Kevin Banfield, Michael McQueen and
Vaughn Bruno to stay close to the il in iii out on the water, and give much
better technical & tactical instruction"
James Vlasto, Sales Director, and Richard Hesford, Project Manager,
Cinnamon88, I 'i ii i the Four Seasons Group, visited the Grenada Yacht
Club and met the young sailors and their instructors. The boat was presented
to James Benoit of the Grenada Yacht Club, who is also Vice Chairman of the
Grenada iiI.. I Association.
"I would like to thank the management of Four Seasons for this important
support for the continued development of hiii, i in Grenada," Benoit said.
"Captains of big boats and Mega yachts start from here-by learning to sail
S111i i and learning to sail well and safely. With the help of Four Seasons I
believe we are seeing the start of a very positive way forward for many of our
young sailors here today'
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us and ii,.h i. i out not only what fun ,iii,. i can be, but also how 11 i. I
We already have young sailors from this Program who have now represented
Grenada in . 11i ,. in the region and our long-term goal is to have Grenada
represented in the future in more International events and even the Olympics
in London in 2012'
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico
Club Nautico has posted a Notice of Race for their 8th International 11I
February 12 -15, 2009. Classes are Optimist, Laser and Snipe. Charter boats
are available for a fee, and racing will take place in San Juan Bay. This event will
serve as the third of a ( i i 1111 I Series for the teams I 1' .11 I Puerto Rico for
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Rum and sea baths will cure all your ailments, from a broken heart to a broken
leg, .. -I. Ill- I the organizers of St. Croix's regatta, and the more rum, the
betteritworks. But, then again, the island is hometotheworld-famous Cruzan
Rum Distillery. The 16th St. Croix International- III 1 20 22 February, 2009
will see a second weigh-in on the club's giant scale for the skipper's weight
in Cruzan Gold rum.
"Atthe 2009 III I therewill betwo(. i ll skipper's weightin rum prizes
awarded: one to the best of CSA racing spinnaker fleet and one to the most
competitive boat in the most competitive non-CSA spinnaker racing fleet,"
reports Regatta Director Julie San Martin. Who are these"other"fleets?"Over
the past several years they have been: Performance Cruiser, Racer Cruiser, Jib
and Main, Beachcats, Large Multihulls and the highly competitive IC-24s'
"In 2008, local boys, the Stanton brothers, on Devil 3 won the Spinnaker
Racing Fleet. Meanwhile, the Racer Cruiser fleet, led by Guy Eldrige's Luxury Girl
was truly impressive, with less than four points I 11 ii I first and third places.
These guys deserve ... iii .1 -. i or at least more rum!"says San Martin.
"Since this regatta was established in 1992, the make up of our local racing
fleets has (clI, i I said San Martin."In 1992, there were no IC24s, this fleet
was established a decade later. Also in 1992, there were six large multihulls
on the line -those were the days! One i ii i, I boat has competed in all the
St. Croix Internationals -Pipe Dream, Peter Haycrafts Serena 38 from Tortola,
winning her class numerous times. -- i iII I organizers in the Caribbean never
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Grand Slam Grenada!
J anuary the 20th-23rd 2009 will
mark the historic 40th running
of Grenada's Annual Spice
Island Billfish Tournament,
the longest running and most
popular tournament in the
Southern Caribbean. For those who do
not know the term, "billfish" refers to
members of the marlin, sailfish, spearfish
and swordfish family, which have in
common the extended upper jaw known
as a "bill."
It all started with Jim Needham of the
"Flamboyant Hotel." He lived to fish and loved to
venture along the coastline of Grenada in his little
open boat (14') Mambo where he raised and caught
dozens of Billfish. He just had to share this love
with someone and so in 1964 he called his friend
Louis Rostant (Trinidad) and they met in Grenada
with Martin Mathias (owner of a beautiful Sports
Fishing Vessel to formulate and stage
the first ever Grenada Fishing Tournament. i i,,
no records are available but we do know that less
than 10 boats (Grenada and Trinidad) participated
in what was essentially a I i I 11,11 tournament.
No formal rules were in effect at the time.
However, Jim & Louis worked steadfastly to
refine the .1.1. ii,,..1 and adapted International
Game Fishing Association rules to suit the
Grenada event. These men worked hard at
,Iiii I ii i visitors and anglers alike to participate
in the annual event. Almost immediately, the
numbers of anglers increased with boats from
all the neighboring islands (Trinidad & Tobago,
Barbados, St Lucia, and Martinique) that became
then, and indeed to this day, the main c. II I i i
of support for our event.
Back then the number and weight of fish
brought to the dock determined the winner,
and many people would crowd around the
weighing scales at the end of the day to see the
fish displayed. Times have changed and now,
in the interest of conservation, most billfish are
released alive. Each boat gets a camera
to photograph the fish in the water
and points awarded based only on
the species of billfish not the size.
Only a few of the biggest fish (usually
potential record breakers) are retained
and weighed for points.
The 2008 tournament had 36 boats
carrying 175 anglers. Why do they
come? SIBT has a long and proud
reputation on several fronts -first and most
important -we have fish! Grenada's waters are
some of the most prolific grounds in the southern
Caribbean and the tournament reliably produces
multiple releases of Blue Marlin, White Marlin
and Sailfish and is probably the only tournament
where you have a good chance to catch a "Grand
Slam" (a catch of three billfish species in one day).
In earlier years Grenada was predominantly a
sailfish tournament hence it II1.. .I only i'ii'i
line classes (20,30 & 50 Ib breaking strain); however
in the last 10 years this has changed somewhat
with more and bigger blue marlin showing up
cili ......iin, i in Adrien Johnson's fabulous 669 Ib
fish in 2006.
As a major new change to celebrate the 40th
anniversary, for the first time, the tournament
will allow the use of 80 Ib line. This is an i i 11 1, I
development, which is sure to attract many more
competitors, as this will ii iii increasean angler's
chances of 1 ....i I a blue marlin bigger than the
669 Ib record fish. In the last few years many very
large marlin have been lost when the 50 Ib line
broke under the excessive strain during i.ii.
I II ,. I several hours.
hi..1. il run by a committee of dedicated
volunteers, SIBT prides itself on being a well
organised smooth running event, based at the
Grenada Yacht Club, which provides II ,i
dock facilities in the calm waters of the Lagoon.
As an added attraction for anglers, SIBT is
a 1Ii iii i 1,. tournament in the IGFA Offshore
championship (the winner of our event is invited
to fish a tournament of champions held in Cabo
Today's tournament is operated as Catch & Release
San Lucas, Mexico). It is also included in the
newly formed Southern Caribbean Billfish Circuit
(SCBC) which organises the billfish tournaments
of Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago (2), Barbados, St
Lucia and Martinique into a championship with
prizes for the i Ill winner based on their best
three scores from the individual tournaments.
Grenada has several sport i iii,.i boats
available for charterto anglers wishing to compete
in the tournament. Members of the public (locals
and visitors alike) are encouraged to come and
watch -the boats will parade from the Grenada
Yacht Club (GYC) I.i.....-i, the Carenage and
outside the harbour for the Bimini start at 6.45am
on Tuesday January 20, 2009 (the Carenage and
Fort George will be good viewing points). They
will start to return to GYC after 5 p.m. Wednesday
will see them return to GYC after4.30 p.m whereas
Thursday will be the rest day with activities at
GYC. On the final day (Friday 23rd) they will return
from 3 p.m.
The success of the Spice Island Billfish
Tournament can be contributed, to a large degree,
to many local and international Sponsors, who have
been steadfast in their support over the years, and
without whom this event would not have achieved
the .1 11. .., reputation it enjoys today.
For information, call Wendy Pat at 440 0602
or 535 1340, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or
register online at www.sibtgrenada.com -
Preview and photos submitted by SIBT committee
member Gary Clifford, True Blue Sportfishing
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F I H IN G
<< Team Big Oh
After having won the 2007 Venezuelan International Super Slam and the
14th annual International La Guaira Billfish Shootout in April of this year,
Florida Team Big Oh completed the"trifecta"at this year's Super Slam held
September 25th thru 29th to benefit Fundacion Amigos del Nino con
Cancer (Friends of Children with Cancer Foundation or FANCC).
Having started out the third and final day of competition in second place
behind local team Someday Lady, Team Big Oh staged a major comeback in
the afternoon hours, .1 iiIn I away from the other 27 tournament fleet boats
to regain the lead which they had held at the end of day one.
"We knew Someday Lady had located a body of fish on day two because
they had i, I1 .11. I. 11, well, so we tried the area where they had fished
and the strategy paid off,"said Big Oh's Captain Ronnie Fields who additionally
had a very personal family feud going with his brother David and his dad
Alan, c(. i .1 1 i aboard Hatterascal and RudeAwakening, respectively. "We
were poised to lock up the victory in the morning hours of the last day with
a grand slam but whitey had eluded us so we went and released another
sail and a blue in the afternoon to secure the top spot on the leader board,"
added a very happy Grey Ingram, owner of Big Oh.
The final totals were Big Oh with 3,300 points, Someday Lady with 2,600
and Iliza from Aruba with 2,500 points. In the individual angler category were
FOR BIG OH AT THE
2008 VENEZUELA SUPER SLAM
ii ii i i,. born Miami resident Mauricio Escobar, I I aboard Guarimba
as the tournament's top angler with 1,900 points. Escobar was .nI. I by
another member of the Fields clan, Big Oh's Jimmy Fields, with 1,560 points
and Iliza's Rafael Rojas with 1,320 points.
Top Lady angler was Venezuelan Glenda Vivas i I i aboard Not For Rent,
who received an I .- I I, ii crystal trophy in the shape of a blue marlin. The
'hard luck story'went to the team I -' Iii i one of the Super Slam's most
important sponsors,' ii ii.- I Yachts, lead by company president Pat Healey,
i mIi. I aboard the recently released ii 11i 60'factory boat.
A total of 152 billfish were released during the three day event by the 28
tournament boats, with 27 blues, 68 whites and 47 sails. Three grand slams
were registered. Very special thanks go to Diplomatico Rum and Solera
Premium Beer for keeping participants in good spirits i 1. .1,. 1i ..., I the week.
The Super Slam 2008 Photo C. il will soon be up on the website
ii,.ll ,iiiii ,1.1 .. 111. Mark your calendars for the upcoming 15th
Anniversary Edition of the International La Guaira Billfish Shootout set for
March 9th thru 15th 2009. _
Report submitted by Venezuela International Super Slam
Sunny skies and great weather greeted
and stayed with the 29 boats taking part
October 4 to 11 in the weeklong 45th Port
Antonio International Marlin Tournament, initially
started in 1959. The Custos Rotolorum of Portland,
the Most Honourable Roy Thompson greeted the
anglers and then led them out on the Coast Guard
cutter HMJSMiddlesex toa spectacular Bimini Start
at the entrance to the Port Antonio Harbour.
Over 120 Jamaican Anglers competed against
Canadians (4), Haitians (5), USA (7), Cayman Islands
(3), Italian (1), Swiss (1) and Bahamian (1) anglers
in the weeklong activity. Fishing was to be on
Monday and Tuesday; Thursday and Friday. The
Lay (Rest) Day on Wednesday 8th October 2008
was to be occupied with a 40-strong canoe entry
for the 24th Local "Artesian"Canoe Tournament.
A total of 20 marlin were caught and subdued in
the iiI I 11 were successfully Tagged and Released,
eight were landed as First Marlin Ever caught, an
exemption to the rule, while a border line marlin of
253 lb. was landed and disqualified as itdid not reach
the tournament minimum i il i of 99 inches.
The winning Team of Macs'd Out, a 55'Princess,
had a Tagged & Released Marlin on the second
day and then moved into first place with 2 marlin
Tagged & Released on the Thursday. They went
on to win the Appleton Rums Trophy and an
invitation to the"Olympics of Fishing", the Bonnier
IGFA Offshore World Championships to be held in
CaboSan Lucas, Mexico on May 10th to 15th 2009.
Second Place went to"Team Intrepid"with 2 marlin
Tagged & Released.
The Local Canoe Tournament with 3 artesian
I, i..11 (one female team) in each canoe
attracted 40 registered canoes and one caught
a 151 Ib. marlin to win the Magnum Tonic Wine
Trophy and cash award. The artesian fishermen
use only 2-300 Ib. hand-lines in I, 11 11i. ii
A highlight was the visit of Dr. Peter Chaibongsai
from The Billfish Foundation who gave several talks
on the current TBF-billfish tagging programme and
visited and talked to the artesian folk on the value
of redemption of recovered or recaptured tags. He
reported a 2008 Panama recapture
from a Negril, Jamaica release in
2005,thefirstever reported recapture
from the island. This was from a
charter boat Head First, a regular
participant in the Port Antonio event.
Tagging and Release has been the -
accepted practice in Port Antonio
since 1990 with almost 400 releases
documented by camera-verification.
Reported and photo of winning team
submitted byPortAntonio International
the 45th Port Antonio
BY RON DUQUESNAY, CHAIR,
SIR HENRY MORGAN ANGLERS OF JAMAICA
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M ^ y second article on DSC
(November issue of All
at Sea) concerned its use
in c IIII .I other vessels
vs. using Ch 16, as most
P of us currently do. To
do this we need the Mobile Maritime Service
Identity (MMSI) number (aka the "telephone
number") of the vessel that we wish to call.
This presents a problem as there is no directory
assistance for MMSI numbers. How to get them?
You can just call your friends and ask them,
iii. I I. i your personal directory of MMSI numbers
in the call list of your VHF This is great if these are
the only folks you wish to talk to; however, what if
you want to contact the freighter behind you that
looks like it will be close across your path? Or the
cruise ship-it's hard to tell in which direction it is
going, as the i. ii on the Lido deck obscure the
r, I. i iii. 1 ,l i
Well, there's a small black box called AIS
(Automatic Identification System). Yes, this is the
same box that Fatty Goodlander i 1 ..11 I the
virtues of in the September'08 issue of AllAtSea.
It does all that Fatty said and more! In fact, it gives
you the MMSI number of any vessel in the area.
With the MMSI number you can ring the ship's
VHF via your DSC and wake the dead (I mean
the busy) watch stander and get their attention
to converse on any channel that you have pre
selected. As we noted in the previous article,
the DSC ring tone is very attention .1 i11im. 11
volume is independent of the 1I1 I and also the
squelch IIi. i In other words it WILL be heard.
This, to cruisers, is one of the great features
of AIS, combined with the DSC, as you no longer
have to keep c iiIhi. I and c iiiI. "dark vessel at
such and such lat/long'"Just ring them up!
AIS, as Fatty indicated gives you loads of data
about any ship that carries it-in fact, much
more than you'll ever need. A receive-only unit
runs $200 and uses very little power Connect
it to a compatible chart plotter or a laptop and
I i i ..-" the track of vessels becomes crystal clear
We had a receive-only unit for several years
and decided to upgrade to a class "B" transceiver
We now also transmit our information so others
can see us. This brings several new features
onboard for our trawler, Swan Song. People can
call us if they have a reason-very easily. Ships
know we are in the area before they can see us,
even if the weather is less than clear They also
know our speed, i ,. ini. size, and that we are a
The Class "B" unit sells for $1000 and up, and
needs a GPS signal and its own dedicated VHF
antenna. As it is i i, iiiiini. I it uses a bit more
power than the receive-only units but only about
250 milliamps average power.
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At the next level up are the full Class "A" units.
These are more than the average recreational
boater needs or can even keep up with. 1I.'1 l. I
iili. like the next port, ETA's, type of cargo
underway, at anchor, moored, etc. gets to be a bit
much for most of us. The Class "B" requires none
of those changeable parameters that must be
updated each voyage. "Plug and play" once you
set the base parameters-MMSI, size of boat and
type. Simple, but very effective.
Swan Song's AIS routinely receives vessel data
in a 30 mile circle and often we get 50 miles from
big ships. This is long before we have them on
radar or visual. You see them on the screen with all
their info and you can watch them appear on the
radar at 15-20 miles and perhaps have a visual at
10-12 miles as you know exactly where to look. It
has made our ii 111.... passages far more relaxed
than in the past in heavy traffic lanes. We know
what the big boys are doing and only have to
watch for the small vessels that are often underway
without r,, i i i.. '. 11 iii. in the Caribbean.
As we all move further into the 21st century, the
use of DSC, MMSI numbers and AIS will become
standard gear and the ability to operate them as
systems is necessary-even for the recreational
boater .. i 1i, I they i11 ii increase safety and
the ability of first responders to 1 1. -alert, know
where the vessel is located and make contact with
the vessel in case of emergency.
Remember the ultimate alert device, the 406
EPRIB, is also registered with that same ubiquitous
MMSI number...itallties- ... i I i now in your mind
from these three articles... I hope. A new DSC VHF
and/or and AIS makes a great Xmas present! si.
Editor's note: Parts I (Octoberissue) and ll (November
issue) of this article will be posted for your reference in
our Past Issue Archive online at wwwallatsea.net
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Wonder glue or miserable failure? Unless you
understand the properties of epoxy and mix
it properly, you can run into problems. It must
be mixed in the right proportions (and each
manufacturer's proportions are, Ii i1 ii i, cured at
the right temperatures, and the work assembled
under the right humidity for the best results.
What is Epoxy?
Most epoxies come as two-part II i ,, Part
A and Part B-the resin with accelerators is in
one can or tube, and the hardener in another.
S'i 11.i them ... 1 ii in specific ratios gives you
a working epoxy.
In general, the epoxy is colorless ,ii,. .,,.il
some have a light sheen to them. After the epoxy
resin is mixed with the hardener it i ill, I. homess
opaque, but that clears when the mixture has set
up. The hardener, part B of the mixture, must be
mixed with resin to effect a cure. The reaction
creates cross-linked molecular chains that give
epoxy its spectacular 11 ,.iiI
Do I Need Fast, Moderate
or Slow Hardener?
Most manufacturers make a "fast" hardener that
sets up within ten minutes or so in 80 degree
weather (slower in cooler temperatures), a
"moderate" hardener used for larger jobs that
might take 20 to 30 minutes to set up, and a
-' I 1,, small jobs require the use of fast
hardener, ill.. i you to put the parts ... I i 1
clamp them, and walk away. Forjobs that require
the application of large areas of epoxy, a moderate
hardener allows you to coat the surface, apply the
laminate and get the job set up before the epoxy
starts to cure.
S'i i i a moderateand fast hardener .. II I
to adjust the cure rate will not necessarily give
you a linear difference in pot-life or cure time. You
will need to experiment with fast and moderate
hardeners to adjust the cure rate.
If the job starts to cure before all the materials
are in place the best option is to remove the
.11 ill, cured material, let the cure finish, sand
I i, 11i1 I back, and start over
Before mixing epoxy, make sure that the surfaces
are clean, free of dust and ii,.Iii.i residues,
waxes or oils. Wipe the surfaces down with a
solvent-if it beads up, it indicates that additional
contaminants are present and the surface needs
to be cleaned again.
Use 40-60 grit sandpaper on wood to roughen
the surface for good ...ii. in.i Use 80-120 grit on
Ii I II surfaces and make sure you wipe down
with a solvent. Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202 from
Interlux is good for Ii -'i If you are gluing
Teak wipe the surface with solvent to remove the
teak oil before applying epoxy. If you want to
bond metal, roughen the surface with 40-60 grit
sandpaper or even a heavy duty grinder. Epoxies
do not penetrate metals and ,i iiiii. a strong
bond is difficult.
34 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2008
You can clamp or glue and screw them, however,
beware of clamping the joint too i.k11i If you
squeeze all the epoxy out of the joint, it is likely
to fail. Before the epoxy has set up, wipe off any
excess. After the epoxy has set, use a chisel to
clean excess glue off the joint.
If your joint is a little sloppy, that's ok, simply
mix a little wood filler, fine sawdust or other filler
into the epoxy and set the joint up in the usual
way. That's the beauty of epoxy. It fills small holes
and still gives a strong joint. In fact, experiments
have shown that in a -.., I.11, made joint, the
wood fails before the epoxy lets go. -@
Next issue: Curing, sanding and working safely
Before 1 11 11 work determine how much mix
you will need and mix only that amount. 'i 11, i
large batches often leads to tossing unused resin
out, or it can lead to the resin 1,ii. i up in the pot
and I i, i ii .i a large amount of heat. In some
cases the heat generated will melt the cup and
has been known to start a fire.
Always mix epoxy and hardener in the
proportions suggested by the maker (which varies
by manufacturer). For example, Epiglass is mixed
in the ratio of 4:1, and Protech Marine Epoxy is
mixed in the ratio of 3:1.
Most manufacturers supply mini-pumps to
go with their 1 11.. or quart cans, but if you
do not have a pump, use a measuring cup or a
measuring stick dipped in a cup of resin measured
against another stick dipped in a cup of hardener.
Don't use the same cup or stick to measure resin
and hardener. Also, don't mix products-resins
and hardeners from different manufacturers have
different properties and may not work ... ii I
After pouring both resin and hardener into a
cup, stir i .. ... I i for a few minutes to ensure
that the two parts have mixed properly, scraping
the bottom and corners of the cup. A i,.. .. .i. I ,il
mixed resin will have a whitish I.... i and be
almost opaque. A poorly mixed resin will not set
up properly and will have to be scraped off the
job. Always mix the resin and hardener before
. I. i. I any fillers. That way you will be sure that
the epoxy is mixed properly.
If you are making a simple wood joint using
epoxy, mix the epoxy and coat both surfaces, wait
a minute or two to allow the glue to penetrate
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BUILDING A NEW REGATTA SERIES:
THE 2009 SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN CIRCUIT
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
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that would normally race in the northern regattas
down to our island. To that end, the idea of a
Southern Caribbean Circuit was born'
(-i i, 11 ,111. 1 both a regatta and a series, says
Sarah Baker, organizer of the Port Louis Grenada
'ilml,,i Festival which will take place January
30-February 3, "takes flexibility and co-operation.
These are two of the key elements in running
regattas ..1 IIm. I to Alison Kern, who was
on the original team that ran the first Grenada
iiiiI,. Festival back in 1994, and who is now
ii, .. In I the new look of the 2009 event"
Where flexibility comes in, Baker adds,"is that all
organizers need to have great plans in place, but
then they also need plans B i 1, .. 11i G as back up
when you must cater to changing conditions and
arrangements. The elements of cooperation and
flexibility have come into play strongly this year in
order to run with the great initiative from Trinidad &
Tobago to create the Southern Caribbean Circuit.
"Once the plan was in place, it was a case of
moving quickly and keeping in touch, to ensure
the messagewas I Iin. i outthere from all players.
Quick and efficient communication, while at the
same time all parties are moving at high speed
on their individual events, has proven that it can
work. Here's to a lot more boats in the southern
Caribbean this winter," said Baker.
36 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2008
Jerome McQuilkin, regatta director for the
Carriacou 1iii I Series, which celebrates 10 years
in 2009 and is set for January 14-18, explains that
,iii, i events and a iiiii-. series are more than
just sea, surf and sailors."The iiII I industry in the
Caribbean forms part of the main larger tourism
Industry which many Caribbean states rely on
heavily as a source of income and employment.
Our responsibilities as organizers are serious
because sailors come to the Caribbean islands to
take part in a sport which forms part of or all their
disposable vacation time.
McQuilkin adds, "If a visitor came to your
Island and had a bad experience it would have
a i 11 impact on that place. We believe the
same applies when a visitor (sailor) comes to our
island to sail as part of his/her vacation. We have
a responsibility to organize events ,... I i i 1ll
so our visitors leave with positive i. .11.1i, To
achieve this, we design courses that range from
very c Ii ll i,. i,. I to very user 11 i i, "
This year's Carriacou iiii.Ii Series marks the
beginning of the Southern Caribbean Circuit. "We
are very pleased to be part of the circuit," says
McQuilkin. "Carriacou in particular will put on our
best show with great courses and fabulous food.
Our lobster BBQ is well received by all. As one
of the organizers, I consider no complaints an
indication of a successful event. Most of our main
committee are sailors and we always look forward
to Iln,. I friends old and new at regattas"
The 2009 Port Louis Grenada iiiii Festival,
the Circuits second leg, will have an i imi. I new
dimension to it, says Baker, "due to Camper &
Nicholson's coming on board as the new owners
of the Port Louis Marina. From 2009 onwards the
event will have a great new center for our i ii I
yachts -world-class marina facilities and dock
space. The organizers will be working closely with
the new sponsor to create a true'home base'for
the event over the i.- -i i i I years"
The Tobago Carnival Regatta is the third and
finale leg of the circuit. "The regatta has been
transformed into a multi-dimensional event
that features boats as spectacular as the large
Farr 65's to the smaller and more agile Melges
and J 24's as well as local and regional Bum
Boats, the young Caribbean and Latin American
Optimists, the impressive Kite boarders and
wind surfers, c, ii. .i 'A Festival of Wind!"
This has been no easy feat. Borde adds, "The
mini regattas within the large .i i11 each has
its own 'i.. 1 ii I aspects which need to be
addressed. For example, judges, rules to suit each
sport, performance time frames and equipment
storage. With such large numbers of participants
and guests 1 1ii.in. i the event, Customs and
1 n ,ii. 11 i' ..'1 issues must be taken care of before
their arrival, medical services and security must
be put in place as well as entertainment and
other infrastructure elements that form the
framework within which the event functions.
Examples include transforming a beach into
a regatta ill I- organizing the placement
of markers, starter boats, press, film crews,
transport and taking care of sponsors and other
The art of .. i*., i a good event, sums up Borde,
"is the ability to create an atmosphere where
everyone, the participant and the audience, has
I II,,. I they want at arms i' i. l and can
move around freely and enjoy it all in a seamless
fashion. What sailors in a quality - ii, never
realize is the amount of people in the background
working tirelessly to make 1 .i 1 happen for them
without I 11i I in their way"' _
March 30 April 5
DECEMBER 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 37
Top Sailors Expected for
DECEMBER 5-7, 2008
BY CAROL M. BAREUTHER, RD
Six of the top women match racers in the
world along with eight of the best male sailors
in the Caribbean will put their ii. ii skills to
the ultimate test in Charlotte Amalie harbor
December 5 to 7, 2008, for the 1st Annual Carlos
Aguilar Memorial Match Race Championship.
The event will be sailed in IC24s.
Anna Tunnicliffe, 2008 Olympic Gold medal
winner in the Laser Radial Class; Liz Baylis,
ranked 4th in the world's women's match
racing rankings; and Sandy Hayes, 2008 Rolex
Women's Match winner, will be iiii.iin. i the
talent in the Invitational Women's Division.
Meanwhile, in the Men's Open Division,
skippers will be St. Thomas'Taylor Canfield, St.
Croix's Peter Stanton, the British Virgin Islands'
Alec Anderson, Puerto Rico's Efrain 'Fraito'
Lugo, St. Maarten's Frits Bus, St. Lucia's Mike
Green, Trinidad's Paul Amon, and St. Thomas'
Chris Curreri helming a team of sailors from El
Salvador, Aguilar's native country.
"This will be our first time iiiii an IC24
..II.. II. 1 our first tim e niiiIi a J24 in St Lucia,"
says Trinidad's Amon. "I am looking forward to
seeing how the boats compare and to racing
against some of the other great names from
the Caribbean and away"'
The BVI's Anderson adds, "I'm really happy
to be invited. Match racing is -11 ii,, l ,. I
enjoy because of its demand on the rules and
teamwork. I plan on .'1 1ii. i a good BVI team
.i.. I i so we should be pretty competitive
Match racing pits one boat against another
in close competition on a short course near to
shore, in this case Charlotte Amalie's harbor.
On-the-water umpires will make instant calls
and enforce the rules. The result will be some
very 1111. I racing up and down the waterfront.
There will also be a commentator i ii .ii.
The event's namesake, Carlos Aguilar,who was
killed in 2007, was an avid match racer himself
and used every opportunity to encourage others,
especially young sailors, to follow in the sport.
"We're committed to i. Ii. i match racing in
the Caribbean," says II I organizer and host St.
Thomas Yacht Club (STYC) manager, Bill Canfield,
of this Caribbean ii. ii Association-sanctioned
event. "We intend to make this event an annual
affair, make it more international and model it
after U.S. 1,. 1i .- Bermuda Gold Cup"'
America's Cup Sailor, Olympic Silver Medalist,
former number one ranked match racer, and U.S.
Virgin Islands' native son Peter Holmberg, will
be running clinics prior to the event to boost
The event's NOR (Notice of Race) is available
on the STYC website (www.styc.net). For more
information about the 1st Annual Carlos
Aguilar Memorial Match Race Championship,
contact Bill Canfield at email@example.com or
Matlc racing. in t a ne e, -eenr in h[li
Caribbean Fo-pr e mple rI Th mac .i 3e ic
'Club 'organized rche I.amrricr French,:l an.
R.:ee Internaiconal 13[ l F ce - [li firr.
Grade one inrernarional nmar,:t race ro be
held tvrlthin [le ,Caribbean in 9'9'? and
aqain in 1'cc' Sr Lucia and [r 'Crc. are
amonci n.-. hn i r113r 31.a a l h .ted nmartlh-
What is new is the renewed interest in this
form of racing throughout the island chain.
Last month, for example, St. Lucia hosted its
BMW J/24 Invitational.
"We hope in 2009 to change this into a
fully fledged match racing event with judges
and a graded points on the world tour," says
organizer, Michael Green.
The 2009 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta
will run its first-ever match racing event,
The Budget Marine Match Racing Cup, on
"Sponsoring match racing is a great
opportunity for Budget Marine to promote
new and exciting forms of racing to the
Caribbean," says company founder and
Heineken Cup pioneer, Robbie Ferron.
The Budget Marine Match Racing Cup
will capitalize on the presence of the many
top-level sailors that are often present to
crew the big boats. The event will be open to
6 teams on an invitation basis. A $5,000 USD
first prize will go to the winners. The racing
will take place in Jeanneau 20 boats with
three-man crew in the Simpson Bay lagoon.
This will make it possible for the early arrivals
and the boat crews to watch the racing
from their dinghies. For more information or
to request an invitation, contact director@
In the future, avid sailor and owner of
Trinidad's Soca Sails, Paul Amon, says,"I think
we will see both more match racing as well
as more fleet racing in the Caribbean. It
really is an equalizer to sail in one-design
boats and definitely pits crews together.
I think these types of racing will become
more popular since crews only need to arrive
with themselves and not with their boats.
The popularity would be even more greatly
increased if we could transport the boats
easily from regatta to regatta so that a core
number of boats could compliment the
home regatta boats to make a larger fleet
and allow for chartering in those regattas."
38 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2008
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JULIMAN PUTL E AUTHORO DRINKINGM AN'SG C LYPS ."
Confusion with Words
What is the nautical meaning of mast step? It's
actually on the basic ii iiI written test and
it doesn't mean the steps going up the mast
to reach the top I. .11 iI answer); it means
the place where the mast rests, either on the
keel or on the cabin top iiI..I. i I answer and
a question examiners use to frighten ,iiiII'.
students right from the start).
One of the very first iiin,,, on any
instructor's curriculum is the terminology.
Facing forward the right side is starboard the
left is port.
New student: "Port is left, right?
Instructor: i i 1i1 "
Instructor: "No, no you're turning the
Student: "You said right"
Instructor: "Port is left, OK?"
Student: "Left is port, right. So starboard
is left, right?"
Instructor: "Well which hand do you
Student:"I'm left handed so I
write with my left"'
Sometimes it goes on for ages. There are
strange words that come into the i.'i. like
gooseneck, the hinged connection that joins
boom to mast, .. 11, logical when you think
about it. But then there are confusing words like
. 11 . .1.1 1 No it's not a politician just before
election time; it's actually the name of a sail.
Crew members often get names too. Once,
on an offshore passage, Charlie was 11.iiii i ill,
named 'While-yor-there' Every time he went
below he heard, "While you're there"' Demands for
food, drinks, sandwiches...you name it, seemed
never i ,.iii.i. To avoid this he reverted to
sneaking down the forward hatch instead of
the companionway and then quietly making
his way to the i ill undetected.
The companionway, of course, should never
be blocked because unrestricted access to
below may be needed in a hurry,"Only a$#&@%*
and admirals can stand there,' informs Charlie.
"And since no-one here is an admiral and no
one wants to be an a$#&@%* ... 1 i i. idea"'A
snatchblock is the name of a mobile block that
can be used, or snatched from one location
to be used in another. It does not apply to a
female who is (1. i I ,.' I the companionway,
as Charlie was once told in no uncertain terms
by one of his students of the fairer sex just
before he got a glass of ice water full in
the face. Who would ever want to be a
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bums of the
COPYRIGHT 2008 BY CAP'N FATTY GOODLANDER
I know it is hard to believe, but the Indian
Ocean has nearly as many harbors of refuge for
refuse as the Caribbean.
I sailed into Gustavia harbor (St. Barths, FWI)
and stumbled ashore into Le Select during the
late 1970's-and didn't sober up until... well, after
From what little I remember, it was fun.
Yes, I'd been pie-eyed drunk for so long I'd
forgotten how to focus on reality. This was driven
home to me when, after a few weeks of cold
turkey (not Wild Turkey!), I
asked my wife Carolyn, "...
Who is the foxy 18 year
old chick in the skimpy
.. bikini ,ll I. next to you?"
and she replied curtly,"Our
Let's face it: thousands
of 'around the world'
voyages which started in
,t. the Caribbean-have never
actually .. II II around to
leaving it. And why should
they? Isn't it rough enough in the Anegada Passage
or between Grenada and Trinidad?
Why search further afield for sea-going abuse?
With the internet today, it is so easy to 'cut &
paste' exotic harbor photographs from around
the world-and then painlessly Photoshop your
vessel into them. Isn't this far more comfortable
than '- ii,,. i to windward? Why put the wear &
tear on your boat-when plagiarizing a few pithy
'man- I i 1111 i, .-sea' sentences from a distance
cruising blog is so easy?
Georgetown, Exumas, Bahamas, is, of course,
the most famous Chicken Harbor on the planet.
There are almost a thousand East Coast vessels
stacked up there each season-with their
S ,,I .11,. skippers i .11iilii worried that if
they continue southward they'd be eaten by
sea monsters or, worst, have their masthead WiFi
antennas damaged in a gale.
"It's not worth it,' one wise skipper from
Alabama whispered to me. "I was planning on
i,,i. i down to Trinidad-but I think I'll just watch
the Carnival on YouTube instead... did you know
Stocking Island is now .i. . 11 -. ,I '"
That is good news, eh?
Mexico runs a close second-but Mount Gay
addicted Caribbean sailors have to demonstrate
their flexibility by immediately switching to tequila.
"Hey, I'm a citizen of the world," one tipsy sailor
belched at me in Puerto La Cruz,"lf I sail to Russia, I'll
chug-a-lug vodka... what's that new international
cruising slogan,'Sail C..1 I. ll drink locally?"
In Tahiti the hot sailor's spot used to be Quinn's
bar (the brothel/hotel was upstairs) on Papeete's
waterfront. A lot of Pacific cruisers were forced to
'hole up' there for weather. "Zeeeees true,' Freddy
DeFrogg once told me, "We have been... how
you say, RAKED by zee rhum squalls, no? I mean,
there is a stationary drunk front hovering over the
Societies... it has been here at least 151 dazes...
Later it dawned on me that he'd been' ni 11
for a weather window' a long time when I told
him I'd recently been in France, and he asked,
Bora Bora is, believe it or not, more bizarre:
even the blood-splattered winos in the park
daintily sniff their corks.
Fiji is currently a popular international
destination for the crusier-boozer set. "I really
enjoy being around cannibals while I cook my
liver,' one Musket Cove sailor told me last year
That sounds sensible.
But Wild Card-our ocean-weary, 38 foot,
$3,000 sloop-is currently, once again, in the
Indian Ocean. This is the strangest ocean of
all. First off, it is completely, utterly mis-named.
Everywhere I go, I ask all the dark skinned people
I meet, "Apache? Mohawk? Navajo?" and it is
obvious they've never even heard of Indians! Nor
does the word 'firewater'get a response.
At first I i,. -ii it was a language problem so I
pantomimed some traditional cultural pastimes...
like scalping, for instance... alas, r,..il ii But
I didn't give up easy. "All red people raise your
hands," I shouted. Zero did. "...white man speak
with forked ..i,. i, didn't even get a smile out of
the puzzled Asians.
The good news is that the Indian Ocean
has ii ..i ii,. which the other oceans don't:
40 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2008
Yes, the monsoon really exists. I i. .i....li (before I sailed around the
world the first time) that it was just a rainy invention of ..n, ... Ito allow
the prominent display of the nipples of the Hindu female movie stars-but
I was wrong.
The science is obscure, yes, but take my I 1111 I word for it: the northern
Indian Ocean has a sort of'tradewind'which reverses every six months. What
does this mean, in a practical way, to the Indian Ocean sailor? Well, it means
that there is no bar in the entire ocean which isn't downwind of the bar you
are currently in!
Let's put this in terms a Caribbean sailor can understand: the reason
sailors drinking at Le Select don't usually drink at Skinny's in Coral Bay, St.
John is because they couldn't easily get back. It would be to windward.
However, imagine if the Noreast trades reversed every six months-that
would really mix up the bar stools of the Caribbean, wouldn't it?
So the guy in Thailand with a $2/hour'short-time'. llini I1. I can easily get
to Madagascar... where the girls are much cheaper. And when (not if) he
wears out his welcome there, he can then sail back to Phuket (pronounced
ii 1, 11 ii. the name is a reflection of its licentious character) and still be
,lm (ll. ,lill ...11' w ays, o n all levels.
This situation isn't inherently sexist: Bali offers the Kuda Beach Cowboys...
male 'companions' which hang prettily on the arms of fat v., iII..I',. I
German women-most of which are lonely, desperate school teachers. It is
funny to see their'beach boys'(hm I to them while whining,"Buy me a Rolex
watch, babe... buy me some shoes, buy me a surfboard...
The women are cool-with-it. "I like it here,' one confided to me. "It is an
honest, upfront place. You can rent a reasonably-priced car, a room and
boyfriend... what could be nicer for a mature Euro-babe with more money
Of course, Madagascar is much more primitive than Thailand. For
example, they don't even know to call me'Cheap Charlie'in II 11l
that's really the name of its capitol city... who could dream up such a scary,
accurate, appropriate label?
ii li,,.i else a cruising sailor should know about i,, ii,. I and/or
surviving in Madagascar? Well, sure. 11 i.i plenty of new empty fuel jugs to
'decant'the local'buck a quart' 151 or 200 proof (your choice, i I. i,. 1. on
preferred rate-of suicide) rhum into. If you're on a health kick, toss some local
fruit into the '. I Ii i 're nice to look at while you drown.
Of course, even heaven has some dark clouds. This applies to the Indian
Ocean as well. Avoid the... er, Somalia Coast Guard. (I'd love to find the
bastard who gave'em those three Johnny Depp movies!) Ditto Diego Garcia,
where they're even more heavily armed. Don't go to Burma: I don't believe
in ( .. i. in, i I. i ..' people but using the local ,. I. 1. i 1: monks for target
practice seems, well, intolerant. I,, i .i ill, find the 24/7 carols of Christmas
Island i, iI ,,.I Sri Lanka is fine place to be eaten by Tamil i i And don't
go to Jakarta to refresh your' i. ii.. IIl the sturdy green vests they offer
have lots of unfashionable pockets!
Yes, the world is a wide and wondrous place. And, despite all our
modern advances, where ever we go, well, there we are. Or as my wife
Carolyn puts it with a rueful smile,"We've sailed to plenty of exotic cruising
destinations-but we've never sailed anywhere that my husband couldn't
make a fool of myself!" -.
Editor's note: Cap'n Fatty Goodlander lives aboard Wild Card with his wife Carolyn and
cruises throughout the world. He is the author of "Chasing the Horizon" by American
Paradise Publishing, "Seadogs, Clowns and Gypsies" and "The Collected Fat." The crew
of Wild Card continues to ping-pong between Thailand and Malaysia. For more Fat-
flashes, see fattygoodlander.com.
DECEMBER 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 41
IDO I N II I. B L 1 C :I]
MORE GROG, less
How money and marine infrastructure in the Dominican Republic is tc
pain out of Florida-Caribbean passages
I I I I I 1 1 1 1
Since Christopher Columbus first transited the
North Coast of the Dominican Republic in 1493,
mariners have dreaded its 300 miles of relentlessly
contrary winds, waves and currents. Twentieth
century yachtsmen, also facing a near total
absence of attractive rii iii. i options, dubbed
the route from the Bahamas to the Virgin Islands
"the thorny path to windward"
The opening of Ocean World Marina in Puerto
Plata in late 2006 marked the beginning of a new
era. With two additional marinas coming on line
in the D.R. between Ocean World and Puerto Rico,
voyages will be easier and safer for smaller vessels.
For the first time, the big boat crowd will have
secure berths from which to explore the D.R.'s
growing list of attractions.
Until Ocean World, the only
shelter on the North Coast was
Luperon Harbor, an II ,i,
Liiiii Ir l1..1 cr Is r llh. ti r
70 and 120 foreign vessels on any
given day of the year. Luperon
has two rustic marinas, but
i, I l,. must be accomplished
either i, i...~ll a small capacity
fuel barge or by truck at the
concrete commercial wharf The area's restaurants
and attractions are modest; the harbor's social
life revolves around il .... cruisers with their
predisposition for happy hours, potluck suppers
and movie nights at the bar.
Coming from Florida, most megayachts have
the range to reach Puerto Rico, so they skip the
D.R. ii... I Ii,
Ludwig Meister and his money have begun to
change that. Ocean World, near the city of Puerto
Plata, is a destination in itself with a world class
marine theme park 1, 1, ii. i Meister's signature
swim with the dolphinsattraction-and an exotic
Vegas style casino and floorshow.
Whatever logic lay behind Meister's choice of a
site, it did not include a natural harbor, so Meister
moved mountains to make one, if you consider
the massive stone breakwaters enclosing the
aquarium and marina. The complex cost $100
million to build, and its 104-slip marina provides
berths for vessels of up to 250 feet.
Ocean World was only a partial solution to
the thorny-path dilemma, however. Between
there and Puerto Rico lie 225 miles of miii 1,. iI
ocean, 1, Il. i the formidable Mona Passage.
The smaller and slower the boat, the bigger the
"weather window" required to make that passage,
which explains why so many ill ... I. sit for
weeks in Luperon ili iI. for a lull. Additional
marinas along the route will allow mariners to
take advantage of short periods of calm and keep
moving, not mention giving them options for
i'l In 1
One of the most -1 ii1 suited places for
another marina is at Samana Bay near the port
city of Santa Barbara de Samana. Samana, with
its sheltered harbor, is only 140 miles from Puerto
Rico, but as a stopover it is a mixed blessing.
Local I .11 i craft fill Samana's concrete docks, so
vessels in transit usually anchor out.
Puerto Bahia, a marina scheduled to open in
M arci I' -I. ii. I I i ll l 1 ii .. I .I, re-
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protected from the elements, secure in every sense
and featuring world-class amenities. Puerto Bahia
is a luxury villa complex with on-site restaurants
and boutiques, now under construction on a
hillside overlooking Samana Bay, just a few miles
from the city of Samana.
The project is a partnership between developer
Jose Garcia Armenteros and landowner Juan
Bancalari ,.,i ii (If the name seems familiar, it
is because I.ii I1 is the Dominican Republic's
biggest rum i ill ,ii, The marina portion of the
Puerto Bahia project will cost $10.5 million
Armenteros said he wants to promote the
Puerto Bahia marina not just as a way-station
but a base from which to explore the Samana
Bay by water. With its dearth of natural harbors,
the Dominican Republic is best seen by land,
but Armenteros believes Samana Bay may well
prove an exception to the rule; he sees the bay
becoming a self contained cruising ground like
the Virgin Islands.
Indeed, the 1,000-square-mile body of water
has all the right stuff. Reasonably protected
from ocean swell, it is ringed with sugar beaches
and the shore at Los Haitises national park is
a gunkholer's paradise of islands and creeks.
Humpback whales winter in Samana Bay to
mate and give birth-one of the greatest shows
Puerto Bahias location includes a couple
bonuses. Samana used to be the D.R.s most
isolated region but a just-opened highway to
Santo Domingo means the capital is just two
hours away. It is also just a 40-minute ride to Las
Terranas, a beachside iil i that has become
a virtual French colony-Parisian cuisine in a
Tahitian ill .
A third new marina on the eastern tip of
the Dominican Republic is well sited to divide
the Samana-Puerto Rico passage into two easy
trips, while (i i i all the attractions of a major
international resort. It's 80 miles from Samana
to Cap Cana Marina; and from Cap Cana to
Mayaguez, it is just 65 miles further This is about
the narrowest crossing of the Mona Passage,
a notoriously rough body of water From here
even slow power can wait for calm and make the
crossing in a single day.
Cap Cana's marina is in its first phase-81
slips from 30 to 250 feet. Transient vessels with
drafts of up to 7 feet are currently being accepted,
, .. -. 1i,. i to Marina Manager Lawrence Boswell.
After dredging, Boswell said, the finished channel
will be 200 feet wide and 18 feet deep. Plans call
for the marina's eventual expansion to 1,000 slips,
which would make it the biggest in the Caribbean.
One more point: A persistent Captain's
complaint about the Dominican Republic centers
on vessel clearance procedures-that the variety
of fees is confusing and officials ask for payoffs.
While corrupt officials are surely in the minority,
in .. i ii-. .. of the problem, each of these
high-end marinas features on-site Customs and
1 i...... 11 1i-..1 and other clearance procedures.
Suggested ,iiii. i if you make this passage:
"The Thornless Path: A Gentleman's Guide to
Passages South" by Bruce Van Sant. Marinas at
Ocean World, Puerto Bahia and Cap Cana offer
attractive features-and taken ..' li, they
dare finally I ii. us cruise this (i i mi i coast
lik e 1 11i I I
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Left to right: Pedro Colon, Monica Cabrera, Carla and Enrique
Figueroa and Jorge Hernandez' Olympic training partners in the Tornado
encouraged Figueroa to compete in the A-Class Catamaran North American
Championship in Santa Cruz, CA, which took place in early October. "A lot
of my friends in the Tornado Class have been ,iiIIi i in the A-Cats and have
been Iii, I me for a long time how much fun the boats are,' said Figueroa.
Figueroa adapted to California's cold water and the single-handed A-Cat
in no time and moved in. .,- i the fleet in the 11 race series to finish seventh.
Malatrosi relaxed onshore and explored the beaches, bluffs and eclectic
coastal ill i around Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Francisco, California.
Both then made preparations to head south to Dana Pont, California so that
the 2002, 2005 and 2006 Hobie 16 North American Champions could come
out of retirement and join the Hobie reunion.
In Dana Point, Figueroa and Malatrosi found themselves in the company
of numerous World, Hemispheric and National Hobie champions 1, i1. 1.Il I
Hobie Alter Jr., Paul and Mary Ann Hess, and Jim Sadjak. At Friday i. kil .
reception at the Dana Point Yacht Club, over 350 Hobie sailors and their
friends and families celebrated a six-person i i 1 that took place off of
Wayne Shafer's Dana Beach home 40 years earlier.
Shafer, who turns 80 in four months. and donned a wetsuit to sail a Hobie
14 in the regatta, had no idea of he worldwide craze that he and his friends,
Hobie Alter, Sharon Alter, Sandy Banks and Bobby Patterson had started.
Breakfasts, i.i1. I .. .I races, 11 ii, kayaking, barbecues, a band,
raffles, videos, a Hobie legends presentation and some i- lii air ,ii, iI kept
everybody busy from Friday afternoon until well after the trophies were
awarded on Sunday evening.
Figueroa and Malatrosi also spent time with Pedro Colon and Monica
Cabrera from San Juan. Said Figueroa,"I haven't seen some of these people
in 20 years. It's not because they don't sail anymore. It's just that many of
them don't leave California'
Colon crewed for Figueroa in the Tornado in the Sydney 2000, and as he
surveyed over 100 Hobie Cats hundreds of sailors and surfers on the sunny
southern California beach, he said, "From the bottom of my heart, I'm a
Hobie sailor." -i7
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BY CHRIS GOODIER
A popular day sail boat stroyed means
lost livelihood going int winter season
mid-October weekend races
and picnics, relaxing after 2008's
quiet hurricane season neared its
conclusion, Tropical Depression 15 crept onto
the radar screen near Bonaire and barreled north
I ii, gaining I 11 i i, across the open sea.
The night of Wednesday, October 15, Hurricane
Omar pounced on the island of St. Croix, a Category
Three storm that damaged, sank or submerged at
least 47 boats.
Forty miles to the northwest, St. Thomas Yacht
Club Manager Bill Canfield had notified members
on Monday before the storm hit that TS Omar
was 1, i,. ii, i11. i and the club was closing its
mooring field-all boats had to leave. He quickly
assembled a work party to bring furniture inside,
secure the club property and put up shutters.
"The club came ii ... iiI fine,' reported Canfield.
"We were all very lucky not to be i I. I. I .. iiI
a (hurricane) Marilyn nightmare tonight,' reported
All at Sea correspondent Lynda Lohr, who lives
in Coral Bay on St. John, and spent the next day
. in II plants and furniture back outside.
Omar I.. 11, had little effect on the British
Virgin Islands. "' 1II1, a leaf off a tree here, no
boats down, maybe a few galvanized roofs, I
doubt we saw more than 40 sustained," said
Richard . i 1. i.
However, the October surprise closed roads and
caused power outages and I .. .. iI,. i further east
on 1.i ,ii' St. Maarten and even ,i, ii. The
St. Maarten Yacht Club was forced to postpone its
annual Optimist Open Championships schedule
for October 18 until November, and ,ii. 1 saw
big swells that caused I .. ii I and road damage
on the west end.
"Here in 1i,11.11 we had 6.6 inches of rain
in one and one-half hours," reported All at Sea
correspondent Gilly Gobinet, "and we were 200
miles away from the hurricane!" Festus Isaacs at
,' I I I ,. Jolly Harbour Marina reported winds up
to 50 miles per hour.
"Jolly Harbour survived Hurricane Omar and
our new docks are on schedule," said Isaacs.
"There were no damages to the 220 boats stored
at the Jolly Harbour Boatyard facility'" Isaacs gives
credit to the boatyard them,"whose expertise and
experience of packing and securing customers'
boats ensures maximum protection against this
type of weather." Work continues on the extension
and replacement of new docks in the marina.
"The, ii mI I new facility will be available for the
upcoming season as planned,"advised Isaacs.
St. Croix's '.. ii i community drew the brunt
of Omar's stealthy wrath in the region. Of the
47 affected boats, a total of 33 were in the
Christiansted harbor, 11 near the St. Croix Yacht
Club, one in the vicinity of Cotton Valley and
two near Salt River, .1. ii,. i to a Government
Diane Given-Hayes is a St. Croix artist who lives
aboard Frolic, a restored former Navy Yawl (see
article in www.allatsea.net archives, March 2008
issue.) Hayes was one of the lucky ones whose
boat made it i,. .,i.-i unscathed on its harbor
mooring, thanks to the small, extra "lunch anchor"
Joe McCants added as they went ashore before
the storm hit.
"Frolic came ki.. il. without a scratch, but
we were only hanging on by 1/2 inch line with
a 20 Ib anchor-the anchor we usually only use
at Buck Island, but Joe tossed it out almost as an
in i,1 ..1. ii,l with lots of line, just before he left
the boat, Givens emailed friends after the storm.
Kim and Rob Jones at Jones Maritime
I" ii .11, got all the boats off their dock in
downtown Christiansted before the storm hit,
and their dock survived. Others on the waterfront
who did not outrace the fast-moving storm in
time did not fare well.
"The Silver Bay dock, to the east of Jones, did
not get all the sports fisher boats off and two or
three went ii..1 . i the i, i. 11 of the dock, and
then sank, after c 'li I. I the dock in half," reported
Julie San Martin, Director of the St. Croix .- i ii
"Down at the National Park end, Daydreamer (the
Buck Island trimaran) is trashed, along with three
or four other boats'
Fortunately, most other damage on the island
was limited to downed power lines and uprooted
-1.ii i primarily on the east end. "It was a
category three, but went by about 30 miles south
east doing 20 mph-that saved us!" said San
Martin. The island's airport was reopened the
day after the storm and communications were
About a dozen boats belonging to St. Croix
Yacht Club members were flipped or sunk,
1i ii. i i two large cats and some small boats
owned by the club itself
"The Rhodes 19s did not do II ili was
not enough time to haul them and it looked
like several were sunk at their moorings. Ashore,
i,,1 i. went much better-looked like all the club
one designs came i i.. ii, well, as did the lockers
and most of the boats on the racks,' said San
Martin, after a first viewing of the club property.
Despite some damage to its landscaping and
docks, San Martin reports the good news-all will
be back in shape in plenty of time for the St. Croix
International Regatta in February. -
Chris Goodier is the editorial director of All at Sea.
Her freelance articles and photographs have appeared
in numerous other publications including Caribbean
Travel & Life and Caribbean Meetings & Events.
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"The race committee did a great job of keeping the racing fun and safe,
especially for the beginner sailors, known as the Green Fleet in the Optimists,
some of whom were niii I in their first III .'reported St. Croix's Sue Gibbons.
The committee was also pleased to see so many sailors in the Club 420
class, which saw 12 teams c. '-ii1I I- I -- li. I to Gibbons. "Many of the
420 sailors compete on their high school ii ll I team and many have recently
graduated out of the Optimist class into the bigger two-man boat. In fact,
in a good showing of inter island camaraderie, the winning team in the 420
was comprised of a sailor from St. Thomas and a sailor from St. Croix.'
The adults joined in the fun too by iiII. I in the Lasers. There were a
number of women c ii.q- ,I I in the 4.7 and Radial preparing for the Ladies
Regatta and Tennis Tournament, which was scheduled to follow at the St.
Thomas Yacht Club the weekend of November 8-9, 2008.
"Fmma Pal ill cnn\incinly won the laser radial class and gave the standard
11., ,I 111,i .1 11 ',1, inning all the races. She was also first lady helm,"
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II, i I II i.... I a large catamaran, Wild Thing, with five Optimists
I. I I , ,,,. I 1 . I 1:o St. Thomas to participate. Since racing ended
ii i 11 11 ,,1.1 'i I I to increasing winds and squalls, the team had an
'1 .,iii i i.i. il I,.I II, .,iize-giving before m making the long haul back.
iIIi, 'i i,,,, I ,,i etthe BVI sweptthe board and Ryan .... i. i.
..I ii 1.i ... I I i ., ,i .1 Hirst and Barney Knockold close behind. "There
11 .1' I I. I I i.egreen fleet. Itis generally considered thatthese
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i,, l. I. ll, i ,i i 11 t!" reported Richard .. i .l i.
1 1 1 i 'iii .., first place in the White Fleet, and a medal.
"He actually placed second i Ill taking in
the Blue and Red fleets. The Red, White and
Blue Optimist fleets sail the same course,
sa id .. .I I. I
"In the Optimist Blue fleet Mollie Donavon
came third and was the top girl i ,11
Jonathon Woods was 4th just behind her'
On the adult side, Robbie Hirst did enough
scoring in the first day to score second a. l11
in the full size Lasers. On Sunday he helped
BVI Coach Chris Watters look after the fleet in
the fresh conditions.
"Robbie wasn't too keen on the prospect of a day's hard hiking out!"
reported ....ii,, I. "Alec Anderson teamed up with DonTae Hodge in
the 420s. There were 12 racing and crews had to rotate around the boats
to ensure parity. Things were looking promising when the young Islanders
notched two bullets on the first day. However, a iI 'IIll. ', ', I Sunday left
them back in seventh place i11i
BVI's tired, young sailors trooped back onboard Wild Thing for the long
haul back to the BVI. "It was so squally they managed to watch two movies
during the 4 hour trip!"said ... i i . i. -I
BELOW: Left to right, BVI sailors Barney Knockolds, Nathan Haycraft, David Hirst
(seated), Ryan Wooldridge and Jason Putley
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Optimist White Fleet -Jason Putney (BVI)
Optimist Blue Fleet -Addison Hackstaff (St. Thomas)
Optimist Red Fleet Kyle Brego (St. Thomas/St. John)
Optimist Overall Addison Hackstaff (St. Thomas)
Lasers 4.7 Karen Rice (St. Thomas)
Lasers Radial Emma Paul (BVI)
Lasers Standard MarkVanden Driessche (St. Thomas)
Club 420 Tyler Rice (St. Thomas) and Billy Gibbons (St. Croix)
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I' U \ At late September's U.S. National
.O ...! Match Racing Championship held
E .EUR3 at Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht
S Club in Oyster Bay, New York, it
appeared to be a choice between
previous year's champions, Dave
Dellenbaugh, Dave Perry or Brian
Angel on who would take home the
Three young c II i t, sailors from
St. Thomas Yacht Club, Taylor Canfield,
Nathan Rosenberg and CyThompson,
decided to crash the party. By the
end of the event, they had won the
respect of competitors, umpires, and
all others present by e i ,I i to sail in the final four against some of the
biggest names in US match racing.
The regatta began with 25 kt winds and heavy rain for the first two days
but our local sailors braved the weather and in their first race, ,II i in a boat
they were unfamiliar with, beat Dave II u ,i i i four time America's Cup
skipper, right out of the box.
At the end of three days and 9 races sailed it came down to the point they
had to beat both Brian Angel, 2007 champion, Dave Perry, 2006 championship
and another top contender to make the finals.The wind had dropped a bit and
our local sailors had a new confidence level now being comfortable in the boat,
so they went out and won all three races after most pundits had crossed them
off their lists as possible finalists.
Unfortunately the final day of racing was called off as the wind dropped
to nothing and the Long Island Sound became a milk pond so the semis and
finals could not be completed.The St. Thomas Yacht Club team was the last to
qualify so they ended the event in fourth place with Dave Perry from NewYork
being named the winner.
At the awards ceremony the biggest applause was for the young team
from St. Thomas who really were not considered a threat at the beginning of
the iiI i
This event, called the Prince of Wales Trophy, is only open to 12 skippers
from across the entire United States with eight i 1, ii 11 I I, I Ii I, area quarter
and semi-finals and four being chosen by submitted resume.
The VI team had to do it through the extremely competitive northeast
and mid Atlantic areas. They started off very powerfully by going 15 0 at
Larchmont YC to win the quarters in May and then on to Annapolis in June
where an 11 -3 record won the semis against teams with years and years of
match racing experience. This win made them the East Coast's entry into the
finals to be sailed in Oyster Bay.
Taylor Canfield, the skipper, was asked what motivated himself and his crew
to come on so strongly during the last few races. He first mentioned that he,
Nathan and Cy had been racing i i I i for so long and winning at the junior
level that it was just the natural thing for them to do.
He also mentioned Carlos Aguilar, who was killed just a year ago by his
St. Thomas home, saying "He was a mentor to me and many other young
St. Thomas sailors and he introduced me to match racing and made me see
the complexity of this type of ,iI. i A lot of what I do today is dedicated to
my friend Carlos." -&
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he earth shook, the lightning flashed, the thunder roared it must
be time for the annual Virgin's Cup race to the Willy T. It seemed
only appropriate on Saturday, October 11 that the Racing Class
was won by a boat exhumed from the grave and bedecked with
dancing skeletons. Becky Paull-Rowlette steered a Willy T logo'd
Olson 30 between rainsqualls and past the opposition to win line
honours and on corrected time, while in Cruising Class Susan Demers teamed
up with Ulla Gotfredsen aboard the Hughes 38 Second Nature to defeat a
The race is sponsored every year by the William Thornton .l II. i bar/restaurant in
honour of the Territory's patron saint, Saint Ursula, who. .i. i,.. I to legend perished with
11,000 virginal handmaidens at the hands of the Huns at the siege of Cologne in the 4th
Century. It is a requirement that each boat be captained by a woman.
The event traditionally marks the beginning of ,iiI i season in the islands, and is often
accompanied by rainy squally weather. It lived up to its reputation as a thunderstorm
rumbled past prior to the start and sucked out all the wind, r ii iII. i a brief
postponement by Royal BVI Yacht Club Race Officer Dick Schoonover and his team aboard
the committee boat, kindly donated by i,. i Charters. The wind i. II, filled back in,
Siii. i,. i to a stiff 20 knot plus southeasterly and Schoonover wasted no time in ,.11. 1 aI. I
the fleet on their way.
The start of the cruising class saw some confusion with a number of new entrants
unused to racing, but Demers & Gotfredsen got away cleanly as did Mary Stoofat the helm
of the Cal 40 Rascal. Five minutes later the racing fleet started, with Jules Deakin aboard
the IC 24 Latitude 19 and Liza Appleby/Jennifer Deacon at the helm of the First 1 OR Luxury
Girl taking the pin end on port tack crossing the fleet. Both fleets raced to Dead Chest and
separated, with the cruisers taking a more direct route along Peter Island to Pelican and the -
finish while the racers set off on a long spinnaker reach back towards Sea Cow's Bay before
being able to turn for their destination.
Luxury Girl led the racing fleet to Dead Chest, with the Willy T race boat (Becky Paull
Rowlette) hot on her heels. P I ll i I 1 was able to steer a closer line around the island a -
and caught the wind at the edge of a passing squall to build an insurmountable lead on -
the next leg, pushing Luxury Girl back to second place. Pam Nolan at the helm of the J33
Boomerang gamely chased but were unable to recover from a flawed start to catch the
leaders. In the cruising class Jacqueline Weeks aboard a Moorings Leopard 45 Cat showed
great speed to take line honours but dropped to third after the handicaps were applied,
with Second Nature claiming the win .11 . I by Rascal.
At the prizegiving aboard the William Thornton, proprietor Ewan Anderson handed out
C...* i1. Black Seal rum to the winners and noted that it had been the best attended Yacht
Club race of 2008. Dr Robin Tattersall made a special presentation to Pam Edwards, whose H
husband Anthony had recently passed away and who was racing for the first time since
both had lost their boats in Hurricane Hugo. -0
Race report submitted by Guy Eldridge i
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at Pete Sheals Match Racing Championships
olin Rathbun and his Team BMobile showed
the rest of the field a clean pair of heels on
the water the weekend of October 3 as the
Royal BVI Yacht Club staged the BVI Match Racing
Championships, held annually for the Pete Sheals
Sailed in evenly matched IC24 boats, the event
format involves a series of short races with just
two boats in each race, in the same manner as
the America's Cup. A round robin where each
competitor sails against the other entrants is
SII. I by a semi-final best two of three races and a final best three of five.
This differs from the usual fleet racing where all boats compete at the same time and
encourages much more aggression in 1ii,11i. I and c(. .' ii ii-h I an opponent, requiring a
detailed I I I I 1. Iii. i of the rules and special tactics of this form of the sport.
Five teams turned out for the races set off the entrance to Road Harbour. At the
conclusion of the round robin stage a team hastily assembled on the day by Yacht
Club instructor Will Ashley paid the price of inexperience and were eliminated. Team
BMobile, skippered by Colin Rathbun, convincingly won all their round robin matches
and selected Emma Paull as their opponent for the first semifinal. Team BMobile were
able to win two races in a row convincingly to advance to the final round.
In the other semifinal, Kevin ii.- i Quantum Racing team had much closer racing
against the Wee Petes, a youth squad assembled by young Laser star Alec Anderson.
Anderson was able to get c. 1i111 iiii I positions before the starts but couldn't quite make it stick, and
showed flashes of speed on the course that weren't quite enough,' ,11'. I Quantum Racing ii.. 1i. to
ili,. .,. il the final scoreline was three-zero to BMobile, the races were close with several lead
changes and the umpires kept busy judging penalty calls.
Prizegiving was .I.. I by a special dinner where Alec Anderson as the guest of honour regaled
members with a slide show of his experiences last summer ,i 1,. iii. i the Olympic youth camp in
ii ,. i and various youth and adult iiii I events in places as far flung as Denmark and San Francisco
as he pursues the dream of c. -ii. i. I for the BVI in the Olympics in 2012. -
Report and photos submitted by Race Officer Guy Eldridge
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Boat racing is a traditional on lii. ii 1, and
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the direct ancestor of the modern racing sloop.
With customs duties high, I I. I..Iii,..I was rife
between i., ,ill i and local islands, particularly
neighboring St Martin. Fishing boats had to be
fast enough to cross the channel between the
two islands, load up with contraband and return
in one night, without being caught.
The schooners taking i. iiIIi in to the
Dominican Republic to cut sugar cane in the
early twentieth century would race home,
against the trade winds, to, i 1-1 il i This was a
tough twenty-day battle and all aboard would
assist with weight distribution and tactics. On
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Thus the fast craftand the thrill
of racing have combined in what
we know today as the, i,. iii, ii ,I
Racing Sloop. The Class A boats
are 28 feet long with masts up
i to 40 feet high. They carry no
L :--. : internal instead being
":i weighted with 5,000 pounds of
jettisoned if necessary, along with
crew members, during a race.
The wooden hull is covered
in fibre glass and all follow a
traditional design. A -1, it i to
Colin Liddie, a boat builder for
six years, Blue Bird, "took three to
four weeks to build from r,..*i I...
I, ,. oI a lot of days and nights round the
clock' Many of the boats have modified the
chine because, as Curtis Richardson, Manager
of De Stinger, explained, "We can get a better
1,. racing is well established with many
111 having racing boats. There is much rivalry
between boat crews and it is serious business.
UFO, for example, has corporate sponsorship, a
manager and a fan club.
Paul Romney, owner of Sonic, explains why he
is iIin I to pay, for example, $3500 for a sail. "It's
a pretty expensive sport but the crowd on the
beach enjoy it and you pay for it. I guess it's all the
, i,. 'niii i blood from my parents; you continue
Timothy Webster, manager of UFO, winner of
hundreds of races over the past ten years, trophy
cabinets bulging, commented, "She is recognized
as the fastest boat right now'
De Tree's owner, lan Carty, known to "make a
good boat," .. i.im.i to Wilson Harrigan, long
time UFO crewmember, would il i 11 .. De Tree,
built in 1992 has also been I ... I II I in an effort
to make her swifter. The boat won six races in
2006, only one in 2007.
The boast of plan's brother Will may seem
like rhetoric but the vessel is well regarded and
will offer a real c ill i .i to the mighty UFO's
chances of winning the Champion of Champions
trophy again this year Real Deal, captained by
Alvin Richardson, is the dark horse that the other
boats must also beware of She has had intensive
i .... i ii ,. i over the past year and is nowjust on
the upper size limit for the Class A boats. Built
in 1994, with a young crew, she was the surprise
winner of the Sir Bobby Velazquez race, with De
Crewmember, Stanley Gumbs, summed up
the ii. i on Real Deal afterwards by saying, "It
is the most wonderful i there is in the world!"
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De nir eaid al)iaiii l..I) Pl-ja i
The 2008 St. Maarten Heineken -i .I11 was
not only a success with regards to record
breaking entries and huge crowds at the
on shore venues, but it was also a success
for one local child. On the 2008 online
entry form, participants were able to make
a donation to the youth iii,. I program of the Sint Maarten
Yacht Club, organizers of the St. Maarten Heineken 1 ill i
This was the first time the event made the plea to fellow
sailors to help make a difference in the lives of the youth
sailors on St. Maarten.
The end result of that online donation request was the
chance for the Sint Maarten Yacht Club to sponsor one local
child to have iiI,. i lessons for an entire year! Donations
were made by participants from all over the world, 1, I1, Ill. I
France, St. Maarten, England, Holland and the USA making
this a truly international effort.
Eight year old Zack Sabaroche was the ideal candidate,
and .. -.i. i,. I to Zach's mother, "He is so excited about
ihi I on the Optis, that he comes home after each lesson
and tells his father what he should be doing' Zach's father
works for a local Marina running a tender service.
"He even talks about it at school so much that his teacher
called home to learn more about the program because so
many fellow students were excited about it after hearing
Zach talk" One classmate was immediately interested but
after 11i. h i. I out he needed to be able to swim first, vowed
to pass his swimming lessons and get his diploma just so he
can take iI, i lessons.
Sponsors Little Sailor
The success of this program is extremely
important to the Sint Maarten Yacht Club
whose goal is to increase iI I on the island
of St. Maarten. For the 2009 St. Maarten
Heineken Regatta, which is to take place
March 5 to 8, we are once again ull. ii.- I all
entrants to check the donation box and make
a change in the life of a local child. In 2009,
we aim to triple our success and be able to
add three children into the program.
If you are planning to participate in the
ZackSabaroche St. Maarten Heineken .1 I,, please take a
moment to think of how you feel when you're out there racing i1. I ii, best, making that
tack, or the anticipation that builds as you wait for the start horn. Then check that donation
box and give that gift to a young aspiring sailor who may not have the chance to feel the
way you do without this program.
For more information on how to enter the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta this March, go to
submitted byt. aarten Heineken Regattaiii ,
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The Soualiga C ill i i surfski race is all about 25km of ocean conditions and
all the related variables. In 2007 we were faced with ii 111 i conditions, a
light tailwind and small swell that had to be worked hard. This year at the end
of September, we had 18 knots of wind and 1.5 to 2m swell from the side that
was an absolute blast if you had the skill and iI II i to use it.
The paddlers got a taste of things to come during the trip from Oyster
Pond to the start at Gustavia, with all the paddlers and their skis loaded on two
charter catamarans. There were 33 paddlers from seven different countries on
board, along with 28 single skis, two doubles and an outrigger.
There was a slight change to the procedures at the start this year. We were
asked to participate in an event held on St Barths to raise awareness for Cystic
Fibrosis. Apart from c II 1I1 i a healthy donation to the cause, we also joined
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at the main town pier in Gustavia, which added about 700m to the course.
The atmosphere at the start was great, with a good sized crowd, speeches by
dignitaries and all the accompanying pomp and ceremony.
As expected, there was a split in the field from the start. At the signal, the
top paddlers from France, Guadeloupe and USA sprinted off in a close bunch,
with the more conservative paddlers following at a more reserved pace. The
first 3.5km to the hotspot was in protected, flat water in the lee of St Barths and
there was no letup in the sprint to be there first. Benoit LeRoux pipped the other
paddlers, taking the $125 prize. JP Piscione followed shortly after, taking the first
local paddler prize and Grace Spencer took the Ladies hotspot prize.
The real race began immediately after the hotspot, with the paddlers going
straight into a mess of reflected chop and ocean swell. There was not much
help to be had first, but after passing through the lee of Isle Fourche -note
a surprising little break over the reef paddlers IIn i a good line headed
north on the side runs before hammering down to the Finish.
Benoit LeRoux was never seriously threatened during the race and finished
first in 1:57:00, a comfortable six and a half minutes up on second placed
Stephane Roudalt.Two times winner Franck Fifils finished some 10 minutes adrift
in sixth place. Abi Allder, a newcomer to surfski i 1in1i i surprised the field by
taking the women's race, ii i far more experienced paddlers in the process.
Her surfing skills paid offatthe end ofthe race, helping her come in from behind.
JP Piscione was the first local single home and is the first Downwind 2 Dubai
Local Hero in the history ofthe Soualiga Chi11 iln i
The after race lunch and drinks at Iguana Bar went down well, with a giant
paella, sangria, Carib beer, Marie Galante rum, live music and plenty of fun.
After the lunch, the awards were handed out, with finisher's medals, gold silver
and bronze for the four categories and $5000 cash -$1500, $1000 and $750 for
the men and $750, $500 and $375 for the ladies, with Benoit taking the $125
hotspot as well.
But the action didn't end there, as the hardy paddlers carried on to BooBooJam
on the beach at Orient Bay where the partying carried on until the silly hours. J.
Report submitted by Stuart Knaggs
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EDDIE WARDEN OWEN AND THE RORC CARIBBEAN 600
BY LOUAY HABIB
The race starts off Fort Charlotte outside El I1 II
Harbour, 1, 1 i, The course takes the fleet to
the north passing a mark off Barbuda, the islands
of Nevis, Saba and St Barths, to circle St Martin
before I ,. h,,. I down to Guadeloupe as the most
southerly point, then back up to a mark off Barbuda
before returning to finish in ,' ,,ii e, I total of
605 nautical miles.
Eddie Warden Owen, the CEO of the Royal
Ocean Racing Club, has an impressive ,iii,. I career
spanning over 25 years in the international IIII.- I
arena. He has raced in most of the classic offshore
I ,1 around the world. An accomplished match
racer, he has been involved in seven Americas
Cups, the most recent as Coach to the Spanish
team, Desafio Espanol 2007, in Valencia.
Why did RORC decide to get involved in a
600 mile race in the Caribbean?
Earlier this year I was approached by a group of
RORC members based in the Caribbean (also
members of, iD. 20 I Yacht Club) with the idea of
organising a 600 mile offshore race around the
Leeward Islands. They came up with the course
and I persuaded the committee that RORC should
underwrite the event and we are pleased that
,'.' I, yacht club wants to work with us to make
'i1 ~i,..,i at night in the Caribbean can be
1 dangerous; reefs, unlit obstacles etc what is your
,j view on that?
I do not see it as a problem and RORC would
not support the idea if they -i..,,11.-, the race
would put the competitors at risk and we are not
planning to put the race into un chartered waters.
SWho do you hope to attract to the race and how
many boats do you anticipate?
The initial interest from our press release and
STARTING ON THE 23RD FEBRUARY 2009, i...i h,,i to RORC members produced a huge variety of boats from some
the Royal Ocean Racing Club and Antigua of the biggest and fastest race boats such as Mike Slade's 100''<( ,Ikeel
Yacht Club will run the first ever offshore race 'Leopord'and the Juan Kouyoumdjian designed 100" 'and the new
to circumnavigate the Caribbean Islands. mini maxi boats, the STP 65's 'Rosebud' and 'to a locally raced
Mumm36 called 'High Tension' Peter Harrison's 115 ketch'Sojana'was the first
This exciting new race will be called the RORC to enter. Her skipper Marc Fitzgerald helped design the course so we are very
Caribbean 600. confident that it will be a good race for all the contestants. We have worked
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hard to I i i message i (.1 il .. ii ..1. iii Europe and America and we would
hope that many of the boats doing the ARC would find our race of interest. I
would be i i. 1i I1 I if we got more than 40 boats in its first year.
What were the decisions and factors taken into
consideration for the course?
Firstly it had to be more than 600 miles, thus similar to a Fastnet, and it had to
make use of as many islands as possible. We want everyone in the Caribbean
to take an interest in the race and with trade winds and the RORC/OC tracker
on every boat we will be able to predict when each boat is due to pass each
island and *. 1'il, locals will come out and meet the boats as they pass
by. The course gives a mixture of upwind downwind as well as the usual
reaching conditions found in this trade wind area.
Why was February 23rd chosen as the start date?
The original date was Monday 16th February but we moved it one week
to allow boats doing the Pineapple Cup (Fort Lauderdale to Montego Bay)
sufficient time to get to,, iii. 1 1 to race with us.The 23rd also allows those who
want to do the Heineken St Marten sufficient time after they finish our race.
The fleet will race under IRC and CSA. Why is that?
IRC is the internationally recognized RORC ii, I rule which is used by event
organizers all over the world to handicap their fleets. A large percentage of
the boats entering our race will have IRC certificates. CSA (Caribbean iiII I
Association) is the handicap rule used locally and we felt there would be a
strong local interest who wants to race under CSA. We will 'dual' score all
boats if they want so that they can try and win under CSA and for the Il1
trophy under IRC.
The crew do not require the same level of competence as the Rolex
Fastnet Race (50% must have raced 300 RORC miles in that boat)?
This race is very different from the Rolex Fastnet Race and whilst it will be
very c I Ill i, i i in its own way, the boats will never be that far from ports of
refuge so we have made it ISAF Offshore Special 1 ii i i -... Category 3 plus
EPIRB and liferaft. The race will, however, be a qualifier for RORC membership
for competitors who wish to join the club.
Presumably you are seeking a sponsor for the event;
what will a sponsor gain by association with the race?
As with all events The RORC Caribbean 600 will provide sponsors the
opportunity to get their message across not just to a select group of
participants but to a much wider audience outside of the Caribbean.
The race is ,. 1l I i.1 high profile race boats and as a result will achieve
very good media coverage. Also each boat will be equipped with a RORC
tracker that sends its position at regular intervals to a base station via
iridium satellite link. Each boat's track is shown on the RORC race website
overlaid on a Google earth map of the region. These tracker sites attracted
a huge number of visitors from all over the world. The 2007 Rolex Fastnet
race tracker website achieved over 48 million hits for the duration of
the race. -8
For more information visit: The Royal Ocean Racing Club www.rorc.org
Louay Habib is a freelance yachting journalist. For the past twenty years, he has
competed at yachting regattas and offshore events all over the world and represented
England in the 2004 Rolex Commodore's Cup. Louay writes for a variety of clients
including the Volvo Ocean Race and the Royal Ocean Racing Club.
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Let's take a tour of the Trinity ,iii.i School,
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it's undergoing a boom or'in fashion; despite its
advanced years, the EFPMA (Ecole de Formation
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Created in 1959, the school was the result of a
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of fishermen. The former created an association in
1901, but without funds, the first classes took place
in private households, then in a local ex-c I.. i
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In 1972, the school was transferred to Trinity in
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. ii, ,. then continue to a captain's license'
The school is equipped with two boats to
teach maneuvering, a Yole yacht for teaching local
I ii I and another Yole which serves as a i 11. iI
and for safety exercises. Recently, the school
received a brand new safety iil. I i for exercises.
The fishermen's school is currently training a
new ii 1 1 i. .11 of fishermen and owners, and
wants to give a new breath of life to this branch of
activity. The school is open to any cruiser thanks to
adaptable course modules. Currently, the EFPMA
is an accredited establishment for the Region of
Martinique, and the State in accordance with the
Ministry of European Social Funds.
For information: E.FPM.A: Beausejour; 97220
Trinite. Martinique, TeI: 0596 58 22 13; fax: 0596
58 47 09, Email: email@example.com, web site
THE RETURN OF THE TEMPEST
BY GAZELLE BOURDAIS, TRANSLATED BY NICK MARSHALL
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'.. "This first day of racing took place
in showers, squalls and rain, but a
S few gusts nevertheless III I us
aI .:to get underway," said Albert Jean
Charles from the Reha Tempest
team; Max Volny and JMarc Lauren on Go took all three legs; Reha Team finished in second place.
The series will start again next year when it reunites all the sailors in Martinique for the 10th January
and 25th April, i i .ii I on the 6th June. About the Tempest: From architect lan Proctor, the Tempest
has the stability of a II ... with the ili I behavior of a ii i ii, thanks to its sail shape and a
spinnaker, the Tempest can reach an impressive speed. Its keel is fitted with a steel bulb but looks like a
daggerboard. The boat rolls little but remains easy to maneuver
About Reha Team: the two crewmembers Albert Jean-Charles and Alain Lataut comprehensively
won the 2007 French Senior Tempest Championships. More recently, our two Martiniquais broke into
the top ten when they finished 9th in the World
Tempest Championships out of 33 global crews!
The World Tempest Championships took
place from the 16th to 22nd August 2008 at
the Weymouth iii.i Academy in England, a
mythical place since this will be the forum for the
2012 Olympic Games.
Albert Jean-Charles describes the races: "The
nine legs took place in 'muscular'conditions, with
the wind between 20 and 30 knots during the
whole week, dropping on the last day only to 18
knots where the sun finally made an appearance.
Eight nations took part, with six German crews, of
which five were in the World Top Ten, 1, 1i,. Ii I
Franck ii and Christian Rusitschtka (2008
World Champions), Christian Schaferand Andreas
Mader (World Champions from 2000 to 2005
inclusive). The World Championship in 2009 will
take place in Spiez in Switzerland on Lake Thoun.
Martinique currently has 15 Tempests and could
be a candidate for an organizer in the 2010 World
Championships, which would satisfy the wishes
of many European and American crews. -'
64 ALLATSEA.NET DECEMBER 2008
he"Oldie Goldie"sailing members of the St. Lucia Yacht Club decided
to take up the slack in the quiet season between the season's
holidays and the beginning of the newjunior training season. What
started out as a joke and a laugh came to fruition on Saturday 14th
September when seven of the "Grown Folks" rigged and sailed the
Optis on an inaugural race off the beach in front of the club house.
With boats at the ready, a "Le Mans" start commenced with the intrepid
sailors having first to get in, fall in, fall out, or somehow get into their buoyant
boats and head off for the first mark, which was a reach of some 3-400 yards!
With legs protruding over the sides and some heads visible and others
trying to find their tillers, the fleet got away. What a ball! At the mark, which
they had to leave to Port, things got serious and endless screams for water
and banging into the buoy-all in this initial sail.
A quick run down the next buoyjust a few yards away, then harden up to
the beat back to the beach.The officer of the day, Peter Gibbs, stood up to his
OPTIMIST RACING for
St. Lucia's Grown Folks
waist in the water to take the results as the crews disembarked as elegantly
as they could. Overboard mainly!
Tired, knees mashed up, wet and some exhausted-the intrepid sailors
came ashore for a lunch break and some bragging! Fed & watered the O/D
turned them around for a second bash. Now experienced?!?, some serious
plans were executed based on their previous run and the fleet took on a
more serious race.
As always, the racing "wash-up"and debate went on 'til?, amply assisted
by Mr. Heineken & Mr. Piton. Proceeds of the entrance fees are going to the
SLYC Junior Sailing Programme. www.stluciayachtclub.com -&
DECEMBER 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 65
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--A The event will comprise of two main races: a "warmup" event, the"Round Glovers Island Race," and
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as possible to the 12 line of latitude which passes directly in front of Petit C ii 1. i11 Bay, the location of
Le Phare Bleu. After having hosted the Grenada Round the Island Easter Race in 2008, the organizers
Taking place during the weekend of the are confident that two shorter races and boats centralised in one location between races, will create a
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-.-a 1 Grenada to Host Second
Classic Yacht Regatta
second Classic\, I, ii i will be held in Grenada on February
19 22, 2009, well positioned in the ,Ii,. I calendar between the
Classic Yacht Regattas of St. Maarten St. Martin (22 25 January),
and/, I .I .. I I i -1 ,i. ,.I its 22nd birthday in April. The Grenada
Classic Yacht Regatta is organised by Fred Thomas, a II Ii. 11
Si i' in the Caribbean and the owner of Shipwrights Ltd.
The recent affiliation with Jan Roosens and the St. Maarten Classic Regatta
has resulted in i 1,,,.11,,.1 the Shipwrights Wooden Boat l into the
Grenada Classic Yacht i-11 1 in an effort to further Roosens' vision of a
Caribbean Classic circuit.
For 2009 a range of courses has been designed to concentrate racing
between St. David's and Petit C ii ..1ii on the island's southeastern coast.
This will give participants an opportunity to taste the special characteristics
of the Grenadian winds and waters in the area, and also give spectators great
vantage points from which to view the Classic beauties as they race.
After racing each day there will be plenty of time to enjoy the famous
Grenadian hospitality with great parties, great food & drink and live
bands i. 1. ,. I II I from reggae to blues. For more information:
ww, 1, I, i ..,, or contact Fred Thomas on 473 443 1062,
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Bonaire's 41st -III I October 5 to 11 was a week
long festival filled with sun, sails, wind reversals,
lively festivities-and some serious racing by189
participants registered in the classes from yachts
and catamarans to local wooden -1 ii. i boats
and Optimists. Countries represented in this year's
.i1 i1 included the USA, Netherland Antilles,
Aruba, Venezuela, Netherlands and Great Britain.
The fleet included two traditional wooden
Bonaire iii i boats. These represent the original
crafts used in the first -. i11 1 between Capt.
Don Stewart and Ibo Domacasse 41 years ago.
The junior sailor Optimist class was an endearing
group to watch, and seeing the youth in ,iI,. i is
an optimistic and positive element to any event.
One of the crowd and press favorites was Alert,
an all female crewed Wooden Classic 48 racing in the
cruising class. The 15 women were a lively crew full
of spirit and camaraderie and a sight to behold on
this stunning boat. The multi national fleet added to
the mood and character of this year's .1 11 ,I
The largest fleet was the 111 micro boats.
These amazing little vessels filled the harbour
with color and excitement. Some were decorated
with logos bearing the names of Hooters and
Seagram's 1. I-. i a fun and festive element to a
spe i 11 I 111 I event.
The 41st -. 1 1 was sanctioned this year
by the Caribbean ii.ii Association. Regatta
organizers felt it was a step in i i ii i direction for
a racing event. D-Trip's (NM 1417) captain, Sergey
Boer from Curacao, is no stranger to the Caribbean
racing scene and the CSA's rules, having raced at
Heineken Regatta and in the BVIs. Asked for his
impressions on the Bonaires new ii' l.. i i,. i he
expressed that it created a fair element to racing
and felt positive towards the changes. D-Trip went
on to win in the\ i, 111. i Class.
The winds were light until Wednesday when
Mother Nature sent a wind reversal. Kralendijk
harbour, I i ill, calm, was a washing machine of
frothy mess, making for perfect freestyle windsurf
conditions.The onshore wind and chop were ideal
for the windsurf rock stars who took to the water to
compete. Fortunately it was lay day for the cruisers
and racers so they could enjoy the freestyle show.
Each night culture and music prevailed at
Wilhelmina Park. Eventorganizers dazzled thecrowd
with musical acts from Venezuela, Aruba, Curacao
and Bonaire. The dancing and food extravaganza
went into the wee hours of the morning. On the
closing night the island was treated to a stellar
fireworks display 'i11 ii i up the night making a
perfect II to another successful regatta.
On land and sea, the competitors shared fun,
laughter and race strategy. For complete results
and a variety of stories from this year's event, see
Ann Phelan, owner of Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations,
specializes in Caribbean dive and windsurf vacations.
BY ANN PHELAN
Ons in the .
TheqCaribbean'sLadinpg~ ChandleryIwww'budgetmarinei com
DECEMBER 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 69
I B 1 lI: IR 1
That tiny, clear, trickle of fresh water that begins making its way to the sea from high up on Nevado
Mismi in Peru, becoming the mighty Amazon River along the way, is not clear or fresh when it enters
the Atlantic in Brazil. Along its more than 4,000 mile path, 500 tributaries spill their waters into it; waters
highly contaminated with mercury, innumerable tons of eroded soil, raw sewage, and garbage.
We wrote in last month's article that, contrary to long held beliefs that all the mercury contamination
came from mining activities, Dr.
Donna Mergler, from the Institute
University of Quebec in Montreal,
has identified another and even
more dangerous source. It is fact
that for every kilogram of gold
mined along the Rio Tapajos, a
kilogram of mercury is used to
extract it leaving some 130 tons
of mercury in just one of the 500
riverine systems that make up
the Amazon's ecosystem.
However, when Dr. Mergler
and a team of Canadian and Brazilian scientists began the CARUSO Project in 1994, a theory began
to take shape that perhaps mercury from mining was not the only source of mercury contamination
in the Amazon. What they discovered while 1in. i water and sediment samples along a route on
the Rio Tapajos, which took their boats hundreds of kilometers down river from the mining sites, is
that mercury levels remained constant. It was this constancy that caused i 'i a1i iI oftheirnew
theory; if the mercury was coming solely from mining then its concentrations should have lessened
the further from the mining sites they sampled. Instead, it was constantbut why?
All along their Rio Tapajos river route they witnessed deforestation; a land rush was underway with
its rampant slash and burn I. II 1il, I c-. ( ii,. I food plots and pastures and, as a result, eroded soil was
washing into the river on a massive scale. The constancy of the high levels of mercury contamination
was due to the release of mercury trapped in the eroded soil, soil that was once held in place by the
lush -i 1 1 l..,nt of the Amazon Rainforest...a rainforest that no longer existed along the Rio Tapajos.
Mercury in soil is considered to be relatively harmless because it is not i I 1 11 absorbed by plants but,
remove the plants, take away the roots that hold the soil in place and the mercury is released; mercury
contaminated soil washes into waterways and blows away on the wind.
A -1. I,,. I to Dr. Marc Lucotte, one of the Dr. Mergler's associates and a member of the CARUSO
team,"Tropical soils contain very high levels of natural mercury but when you cut down the forest, this
mercury is released into the river. Then it's transformed by bacteria in the water into what we call a
"bioavailable"form, which gets into the food chain'
The bacteria-transformed mercury is known as methylmercury, the most toxic form of mercury, and
it is taken up by plankton. Plankton i ii,. i fish then become contaminated with mercury and up the
food chain the mercury moves becoming ever
more dangerous; carnivorous fish iiii. I upon
plankton i iiiII.I fish carry cumulatively higher
levels of mercury and, i i'i lli,, that mercury
makes its way into human hosts.
Remember that the Rio Tapajos is only one
of some 500 tributaries I 11. into the Amazon
River Basin and that the Amazon basin serves as
drainage for rivers with origins in Peru, Ecuador,
Bolivia, Columbia, Suriname, Guyana, and
Venezuela. Deforestation and mining are taking
place in all of those countries, too.
And, when the Amazon empties its 200,000
to 300,000 cubic meters of water per second into
the Atlantic Ocean, the mercury contamination
and other ...11,1 i also flow forth whereupon
plankton becomes contaminated, plankton i 1111. I
fish are fed upon by carnivorous fish...up the food
chain it goes.
Now, think of the development taking place
i,. ... i,.. .11 Central America and the Caribbean;
mountainous countries and islands with growing
populations i i. .ii,, .i into the countryside,
foreigners .iI Iii.i I vacation and retirement
homes on land with little or no environmental
protections in place. / ,il... .ill the Amazon
Rainforest, producing 20% of the earth's oxygen
and losing forest at a rate of more than 3,000
square miles per year, is, perhaps, the most critical
area of concern...it is not the only area being
denuded of plant and animal life...it is not the
only area where mercury long held within the
land is washing into the seas. _
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occasionally assist a German underwriter and act as their local
contact in the Caribbean. (Readers may remember an earlier
account I wrote on the search and recovery of the Arnolf on
behalf of the underwriters-this was a vessel abandoned during the
In August 2007, a known (and dangerous) Polish
criminal stole a Lagoon 44 catamaran from a charter
company based in Greece. The criminal had done
this before and his mission is usually to use the
boat for human 1 iii I nI 11. Ii, Ii.i.I children) and
11. i.- 1.- 1 11 -1 I I immigrantstothe USA.
I have been watching out for this vessel in
the Caribbean and Bill Bailey of Caribbean Marine
Underwriters (Tortola, British Virgin Islands) has
been I ii,,. I in the search. Bill, in fact, had already
helped recover a yacht this same criminal stole
some years before which he then took to the
Dominican Republic. Bill was therefore clear what
we were up against if we were to find the stolen
vessel and needed to confront the criminal!
Last month the Epirb (emergency beacon) registered to the yacht that
was stolen in Greece suddenly gave a short"ping' This signal was picked up
by MRCC and forwarded the UK and the vessel's Greek owners. Bill and I were
informed about the Epirb "ping" and we traced the signal to Brazil. It was
therefore decided that Bill Bailey and I would set off on a mission to checkout
some of the likely places near the area where the signal was located I 1 1, ,
between the mouth of the Amazon River and down to Fortaleza).
I cannot describe adequately how huge the mouth of the Amazon is-so
Bill and I were i. 1i1ii daunted in reality at the prospect of actually ii,. i,,. i
the stolen yacht. We traveled iii... iill Manaus, Belem and made our way
down to Fortaleza with the idea of retracing our steps back up North to the
mouth of the Amazon, all the time searching the prospective areas. Bill had
already contacted all the relevant authorities in Brazil, all of whom were very
keen to help us apprehend the criminal.
It appears this vessel had been already seen near Belem and the Polish
individual had already transaressed several local bv-laws. He had. in fact.
been trying to sell the vessel or parts of the vessel inventory. While Bill and
I searched in the south, the Federal Police suddenly caught the villain in
Macapa at the mouth of the Amazon, just north of where we were-exactly
where the NZ yachtsman Sir Peter Blake was brutally murdered. The Federal
Police arrested the Polish criminal without any trouble (last time Bill had to
get the Dominican Army to i .'' and he is now in jail in Brazil.
Bill and I traveled to Macapa and are now repossessing the yacht for the
insured parties. We are iI ,i, i i a crew ... I I1, who will then collect the
yacht and deliver it to the Caribbean. It is not entirely clear why the Epirb was
set off, as we found the unit in its box switched off and apparently unused.
We also found various drugs on the yacht as well as some shocking evidence
of human illii iI. The doors on the cabins were all modified with bolts/
locks on the outside to make the
cabin areas iviei ll1 -i t size
The yacht is in poor condition and
it currently rests in the jurisdiction of
the Capitania dos Portos in Samana,
near Macapa, until the paperwork
is cleared for its release. Bill and I
found all the authorities in Brazil to
be highly professional, considerate
and helpful. Both the Port Captain
good intention to release the yacht
quickly and with as little bureaucracy
as possible. The criminal will
Leisure vessels of this size
and nature are, of course, stolen
worldwide but statistically 80% of them are found and recovered within 12
months, so underwriters will always be determined in their intent to recover
TheAmazon is a i. ''II. I area of the world however I would warn the
cruising fraternity that this particular part of the Amazon (near the mouth) is
very ic I, 11 ,. Il,,. 1 It is very tidal and not particularly easy for cruising yachts,
in that moorings, water etc. are not readily available. The river is in fact quite
a difficult and problematic environment for the average cruising yacht and
specialist knowledge and ability is required if you are to remain in the area
for a period.
Macapa is however a ,, ,, ,II. if remote, town where a very traditional
"river traffic life" still exists and where there are wonderful restaurants that
serve delicious freshwater fish that I have certainly never seen before! _&
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"Southbound II, Southbound
II, Sea Whisper, Sea Whisper"
I'm calling Herb, our weather
router on ssb frequency
12.3590. We're in the mid-
Atlantic and Herb warned us
yesterday about increasing
winds. In the last twenty-
four hours, we covered 187
nautical miles our best
daily mileage to date!
Herb's alarmed response of "You have to stop,
you have to stop! Slowdown!"surprises us. "There
is an approaching storm with winds up to 50
knots," Herb continues. "If you keep up that speed
and direction, you'll run right into it' Yikes! We
alter course towards the waypoint Herb gives us,
thus I. - i. I the storm.
Herb .i1 ii l 1.1 is, among other iii,,, a
sailor. From 1967 to 1982, he raced in and
won various North American championships. In
1982, Herb and his family, aboard their boat,
Southbound II, experienced a terrible storm. From
this turning point in his life, he began a part time
hobby in Bermuda; using his single sideband
radio to provide weather briefs to mariners
crossing the Atlantic, -'. I-ii. I weather data to
the National Weather Service and passing on
updated information to the ,.i I. community
In 1994, Herb and his wife, 11.1i11 also
an advanced amateur radio operator, retired
to iI,.ii'..1 Ontario, their home town,
and restarted the Southbound II net. When
Southbound II's daily net opens at 20:00 UTC, a
cacophony of radio noise erupts as vessels call in
from the Caribbean, along the eastern seaboard
and i,.. i ... 11, the Atlantic.
Herb provides his interpretation ofweatherdata
relevant to each boat, summarizing his opinions so
mariners can make educated decisions. For long
passages,"Always have a fiveday plan"Herb says. If
your plan changes, advise Herb as he often worries
about those who don't heed his warnings and
waypoints."f I give a warning and they choose not
togotothe i I... I I me... then Ican give a
forecast for where ever you choose to go."
Herb remembers advising a group of boats
between Florida and Bermuda to stay put due to
an incoming storm. All but one stopped. Later
that night, Herb received a call from the Coast
Guard advising that the on-going boat sank, with
no survivors. Herb tells me that it was agonizing
to talk to relatives who couldn't contact the boat;
it was a tragedy that needn't have happened had
the boat left its radio on.
HERB HILGENBERG AND
THE SOUTHBOUND II NET
BY LAURIE MCDONALD
Herb updates his powerful equipment at his
own cost while -'. i,. I this free service to all
interested mariners, every day, 51 weeks a year.
Updated equipment includes one X-B antenna,
a horizontal dipole designed in the form of an
'X' that is directional for better reception and a
vertical antenna, used for a lower frequency or
I i, 11,i l i I to the north where he communicates
with tugs in Hudson Bay and the Arctic. He can
use both via a switch that goes to a second ssb
radio and uses two computers; one for satellite
i, l. .,. ii- the internet and the other for o .11 ili I
weather charts and downloads from the internet.
But it isn't just his equipment that gives his
information importance -it's also his 20+ years of
experience 1i1 11 I1- i that data.
Some of his most ,1. i i, moments come
when he receives a call at night from the Coast
Guard who've received a mayday but can't get
the boat's position. Herb searches for the mayday
on his frequency, makes contact with the boat,
co-ordinates transmissions and activities amongst
the Coast Guard and commercial boats in the
area, and helps to set up a successful rescue.
Herb says that at the end of the day, he and
11. Ii who takes care of all correspondence and
occasionally monitors check ins and responds if
need be, are happy to have simply helped people
and kept them safe i i.. .11 another day at sea.
Thanks for a good watch, Herb. -
Editor's note: After sending in this article, the
author commented: "After our successful crossing, I
asked my brother, Brian, who also lives in Burlington
to take a bottle of something to Herb with our
thanks. Herb showed Brian around his 'weather
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set upjustlike an airport con trol center; he uses about
five different weather layers. Herb really is quite a
wonder. When we crossed, he was babysittingg'
about 50 boats doing the crossing in each direction
as as those j within the Caribbean."
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THE DISH BY CAPTAIN JAN ROBINSON
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The finest holiday meals are enjoyed with family
and friends. Begin with a bottle of wine that
you have been saving fora special occasion or a
delicious eggnog. Set a beautiful table, whether
on a boat or at home. Relax and enjoy!
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Chilling time: the longer, the better
6 egg yolks
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla essence
Pinch of salt
2 cans evaporated milk
2 cans Coco Lopez (cream of coconut)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 bottle white rum
Lightly beat egg yolks with cinnamon, vanilla, salt,
and 1 can evaporated milk. When well mixed add
the other can of evaporated milk, Coco Lopez,
condensed milk, and the 1/2 bottle of run. Pour into a
large jar with an airtight lid. Place in the refrigerator.
The longer it chills. The better it gets. Serve straight
in a chilled glass.
Note: Tastes like an eggnog, only better
GOAT CHEESE BRUSCHETTAS
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 2 minutes
1 baguette sliced or toast rounds
1 cup Basil or tomato pesto
3/4 cup (6 oz.) goat cheese
1 small jar of pimentos, sliced
Garnish: 1/2 Ib seedless grapes
1 apple, cored and sliced
Toast baguette slices until lightly browned. Spread
with pesto, crumble on goat cheese. Place under
broiler until cheese is slightly browned.Top with
pimento slices for color. Serve with grapes and
AVOCADO ORANGE SALAD
WITH ORANGE VINAIGRETTE
Preparation time: 30 minutes
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
1 tsp. orange zest
1 tsp. sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. cumin, ground
1/4 tsp. Tabasco
2 ripe avocados
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 (16 oz) bag of mixed baby greens
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
Grate zest from one orange and set aside. Cut peel
from oranges (over a bowl to catch juice, save
for dressing). Slice orange into rounds. Combine
vinaigrette ingredients in a jar and shake well. Peel
and cut avocados into sections and sprinkle with
lemon juice. Arrange greens on plates and top
with avocado slices, orange rounds, red onion, and
almonds. Drizzle with vinaigrette.
Recipe from Chef Frances Johns
PORK CHOPS WITH
COCONUT RUM SAUCE
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
4 (1-1/2 inch thick) pork chops
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup peanut oil
4 Tbsp. butter
COCONUT AND RUM SAUCE
1/4 cup Cream of Coconut (canned)
1/4 cup dark rum
1/4 cup mango chutney (or substitute cran-orange
relish or apricot preserves.
Garnish: Chopped cilantro
Preheat oven to 4500F. Heat skillet to medium high
heat. Season pork chops with salt and pepper.
Add peanut oil and butter to skillet and sear pork
chops until golden brown on both sides (about 5
minutes). Transfer pork chops from skillet to baking
dish and put in oven for 10 minutes, or until done
to your likeness. In a small skillet, combine cream of
coconut, rum, and chutney, stirring constantly while
heating. Pour over pork chops. Garnish and serve.
EASY CORN PUDDING
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup Wondra flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
Pepper to taste
2 cups milk
1 can cream style corn
1 can whole kernel corn, drained and rinsed
3 eggs, separated
Preheat oven to 3500F. In a saucepan over low heat
melt butter, add flour, and stir until smooth. Add
sugar, salt, and pepper. Add milk slowly, stirring all
the time, to make a white sauce. Stir in both cans of
corn then egg yolks. Beat egg whites until stiff, and
fold into mixture. Pour into a shallow 9 x 13-inch pan
and bake for an hour. Remove from oven and let set
for 10 minutes before serving.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes (or microwave 10 minutes)
2 ( 10 oz.) pkgs. frozen spinach
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (8 oz.) pkg cream cheese, softened
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 can artichokes (hearts or bottoms),
drained and chopped
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
Progresso bread crumbs or cracker crumbs
Preheat oven to 350F. Cook spinach according to
package instructions. Stir butter and cream cheese
into hot spinach. Place mixture into 1-1/2-quart
casserole; season to taste. Add artichokes and lemon
juice; mix in. Top with bread or cracker crumbs. Dot
with butter. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes or
Recipe from ChefAnn Glenn on Encore
CHERRY CHOCOLATE LUNACY
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
1 (22.5 oz) pkg brownie mix, baked,
cooled, and crumbled
1/2 cup Amaretto
1 (3.9 oz) pkg chocolate pudding mix, prepared
1/2 cup caramel sauce, warmed
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter, warmed
1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling
1 (8 oz) tub cool whip
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup shredded toasted coconut
In a trifle bowl place 1/2 crumbled brownie mix.
Drizzle 1/2 cup amaretto over mixture. Layer 1/2
prepared chocolate pudding mix. Combine the
caramel sauce with the peanut butter, mix well. Layer
over the pudding mix. Layer 1/2 of cherry pie filling
and top with 1/2 the cool whip. Repeat layers (except
caramel/peanut butter layer). Garnish. _.
Note: This recipe is from Chef Shelly Tucker on Yacht
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51' BENETEAU FIRST 51 BY GERMAN FRERS 1989.
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48' CELESTIAL KETCH BUILT IN 1983, "Secondhand
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47' COMPASS, CUTTER / SLOOP. "Marionette" was
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42' GRAND BANKS CLASSIC TRAWLER LAUNCHED
IN 2000. Original owners have kept this motor yacht in great
condition since new. She has the Traditional 2-Stateroom
layout with all the comforts of a home ashore. Twin Caterpillar
3116 Turbo powered and lightly used.Asking: $450,000.US,
Lying: Hauled-out at Jolly Harbour Marina, Antigua.
38' C.C VAN ZANDT CUSTOM shoal-draft, steel sloop,
launched in 1982. "Sequel II" recently arrived in the Caribbean
after making her 6th Atlantic crossing with her young family of
3. She is safe, well built and absolutely ready to go when you
are. Lying: Antigua, reduced now to $105,000.US
36' MORRIS JUSTINE 36 CUTTER-SLOOP built
in 1985. "Peregrine" is a lovely little cruising yacht built by
Morris Yachts, Southwest Harbor,Maine. She has Dark Green
Awlgnp topsides and a beautifully finished traditional interior.
Always maintained in excellent condition and fully fitted-out for
serious Blue Water cruising, Peregrine is ready to go when you
are!!! Asking:$220,000.US Lying: Jolly Harbour, Antigua.
30' ISLAND HOPPER DIVEBOAT built in 1985.
"Rendezvous II" is set up for dive charter business here in
Antigua, she has a 350 H.p Caterpillar diesel engine giving
22 knots cruising speed. Large 12'ft beam allows for a good
work-boat or fishboat application also.Asking:$69,000.US
Lying: English Harbour, Antigua.
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Portorlno Marina, Simpson Bay Lagoon. St. Maarten
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Located in Independent Boatyard, St. Thomas, USVI
Member of The Yacht Brokers Association of America
C: 340-513-3147 T: 340-714-6271. F: 340-777-6272 firstname.lastname@example.org
Well built offshore passage maker
Rare offering, ready to sail away $ 49,900
zt utacier Hay power uat, zuu'4
Twin Yamahas only 300 hours
Like new w/trailer, many extras $ 79,000
4z urana tsanKs Ulasslc, l / !
Lehmans, genset, 3 cabin, Great bargain,
priced for immediate sell $ 119,900
35 Beneteau Oceanis, 1995
Perfect island weekender
Perkins, new mainsail, new dingy $ 55,000
J. mariner metcn, iouu
Solid cruiser, versatile sail plan
Great liveaboard, dry docked $49,000
Dual console layout, extra aft seat
Twin Yamahas, hard top $ 59,000
51 1995 Hylas Center cockpit, 3 cabin, 2 head, swim transom ..$335,000
48 1970 Hughes Includes turnkey successful day charter biz. .$299,900
48 1974 Maple Leaf Vintage Canadian built CC, new paint 07 .$147,500
45 1974 Fuji -CC Ketch, cruise equipped, recent upgrades .... $119,500
44 1978 CSY -Classic cruiser, complete engine rebuild & more. .$59,900
41 1982 Morgan 01 -CC cruising ketch, ready to sail away .... .$79,000
41 1974 Formosa -Classic ketch cutter in excellent condition ... .$85,000
41 1984 J-Boat -Vintage racer, elegant & fast, rare offering ..... $55,000
40 1979 Pearson -Performance racer/cruiser, bring offer....... $42,000
39 1974 South Seas -Steel CC cutter ketch, ready to cruise .... $65,000
38 1978 Van de Stadt -Steel passage maker, ketch rig, Yanmar .$69,000
38 1978 Morgan -Ted Brewer designed sloop, bring offers ..... $42,000
37 1977 Gulfstar Total refit, excellent condition, must see ...... $69,000
36 1976 Islander -Roomy racer/cruiser, priced for quick sell.... $39,000
35 1988 Jeanneau Many upgrades, 04 Yanmar, 05 Doyle main$55,000
34 1988 Tartan -Classic design, scheel keel, low usage ....... $49,900
33 1973 Morgan Out Island -Spacious cruiser, bring offer...... $29,000
31 1995 Corsair Performance trimaran with trailer........... $86,000
27 1988 J-Boat Race ready, many sails, trailer, winner 07&08 ..$29,000
16 2008 Hobie Cat New boat, sails & trailer, ready forfun ...... $8,500
57 2003 Carver 570 Pilothouse -Luxury motoryacht........ $599,000
46 1985 C&C Logical -Roomy power cat ideal for charter ..... $180,000
46 1985 Bertram SF -GM's, upgraded interior, ready to deal... $189,000
42 1999 Cruisers Express Cats, Genset, loaded & beautiful...$219,000
40 1994 Mid Cabin Express Twin Cummins, 03 genset..... $190,000
38 1967 Camcraft -Complete refit, diesel, excellent condition ....$78,000
37 2005 Fountaine Pajot Power Cat Yanmars w/180 hours.. $399,000
36 2000 Doral -Twin Meres. Complete cabin, new bottom paint $119,000
30 1987 Luhrs -Cat diesel, full cabin, large cockpit, great value .. $35,000
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8 guests + crew. Generator, Huge owners suite on deck featuring a bath
Airconditioning,new sails in '06. tub looking forward. Absolutely perfect for
Near perfect condition. extended cruising or charter. Hull #1 & 2
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ew a a D specifications and
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and drydock credit. business. NewListing$849,000
She is turn key minus
rum and snorkle gear. i ,
A proven moneymaker KhE
r nly Robertson & Caine, Moorings 4500 47' Mayotte 1996.
Never bare boated. 4 cabins + 4 heads, galley Last yacht built by Scholtz Marine before Voyage.
340-775-2584; up, Northern Lights generator and A/C. 14' RIB 3 doubles + crew all with private heads.
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24' 1984 Duracraft Cabin Suzuki OB $15,000 34' 1995 CRUSADER CUMMINS DSL $69,000
33' 2004 Rookie Express Catamaran $99,000 45' 1988 Corinthian needs repair $79,000
33' 2000 Midship Fuel & Fuel Polishing $135,000 45' 1989 Corinthian Catamaran / Isuzu diesels $150,000
40' 1989 Breaux Pilot Boat G M 8v92 $200,000 55' 1988 Burpee U SC G cert 130 passengers $290,000
46' 1997 Midship Dive-Passenger Cat $575,000 64' 2000 SeaTaxi 150 passengers $350,000
47' 1997 Midship Fish USCG Cert 40 pass $475,000 65' 1988 Corinthian twin deck 149 pass $349,000
60' 1985 Altantic & Gulf Crew-Passenger $450,000 We have 20 + 30' 65' Fishing & Work Boats listed
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built In 2005, full equipped,
new racing set of North Sails
(Pentex), three Genoas, one
main, two Gennakers, one
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criusing North Sails
(Dacron), Genoa with reef
and main. All spectra
halliards and sheets. Radio
VHF, Auto Pilot, CD player,
two sets of interior cushions,
SS stove with oven 42kg gas
bottle), ice box, two 12 volt
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It), Carlbbe Dinghy, 8hp
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48' 1997 Dufour Prestige
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25' '82 Hunter New all over paint.
33' '73 Pearson 10M sloop, refit,...
35' '77 Pearson classic, Yanmar........
35' 77 Pearson Sloop, much new......
37' '78 Tayana Cutter, heavily built.....
37' 78 Endeavour Sloop loaded........
40' '84 Endeavour, ready to cruise
41' 85 C & C, excellent racer/cruiser....
43' 79 Young Sun, Bluewater cruiser...
43' '95 Hunter430 stepped transom....
45' Beneteau First 456
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42' 1981 Post Sportlish
44' 77 CSY Sloop new rigging............ $115K
45' '83 Beneteau 456 Fast Sailing Sloop. $99K
46' 75 Durbeck, Bluewater cruiser........ $105K
49' 79 Transpacific Ketch, loaded........ $180K
50' '78 Nautor Motorsailer, exlnt cond. $370K
14' '06 AquascanJetboat, 160HPYamaha.. $34.9K
27' '89 Mako CC, 200HP Yamahas......... $27K
27' '88 Luhrs Alura, cabin, IB gas cabin.. $20K
29' 94 PhoenkSportFisher, T225HPVovos..$64.5
46' 1975 Durbeck D-46
'96 Carver 325, twin Crusaders ........$75K
'80 Albin Trwl, twin diesels, new paint ...$49K
'89 Grand Banks Trwl twin Cummins... $170K
'98 Mainship Trawler, twin diesels.. $129.9K
'97 Carver MY, Cockpit, twin diesels$120K
'81 Post SF, twin DD's, 2 strms....... $129K
'84 Present Sundeck 135 HP Lehmans.. 135K
'83 PresentSundeck WasherDyer, AP......$99.5
'92 Grand Banks Trwl, 3 strms........ $160K
'02 Dyna Craft MY, 3 storms 450HPCats..$490K
Call, fax or visit our website for a complete list of boats for sale
Located at Simpson Bay Marina,
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ST. MAARTEN: +599 544 2798
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40' 1976 Norman Cross Trimaran
1986 36' CS 36 Sloop 1985 43' Beneteau Idylle 13.5
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WE BUILD ONE OF THE MOST FUEL EFFICIENT
PASSENGER VESSELS IN THE WORLD
Available as single or double decks
2009 Twin Desel 63' x 24' Power Cat
USCG SabMity Test for 14 Passaengr in U.8 waters
250 in foreign wer Fast Deliveryl Base Price 349.000
NOW TAKING ORDERS FOR THE CARIBBEAN 40
HIGH EFFICIENCY 0 PASSENGER CATAMARAN
CattnI Ron -omr(72)-37-5 wwcoperarinco
FISHING BOAT 17 METERS TO
REPAIR FOR HOUSE BOAT, on sale,
make an offer 0690 35 98 42, jmc boat jard
24' LYMAN 'BISCAYNE' CUDDY,
FIBERGLASS LAPSTRAKE 'PICNIC
BOAT' WITH TEAK TRIM. 305 I/B
straight shaft with protective skeg, Comfortable
& dry day-boat for island hopping, diving, fish-
ing. Lovely restored classic. Trailer available.
On St. Thomas, try $9500 (340) 776-3331,
NEW LISTING! COMMERCIAL BOAT
FOR SALE: 30 FT. ISLAND HOPPER
(12 ft. beam). 420HP Cat 3126 (year 2005-
low hours). Deck, deck substructure, engine,
and steering system were all replaced in
2005!. Only $55,000 USD (289) 286-1165 or
1990 SEA RAY 310EC 31' CABIN
CRUISER for sale located at the Rodney
Bay Marina in St. Lucia. Contact email: aede-
firstname.lastname@example.org or tel# (758)285-2859.
DECK CAT 31' 2007 POWERCAT center
console sport fisher/day cruiser,2X150HP 2007
Yamaha,VHF,stereo ipod jack, Raymarne
E80GPS/Navionics,20gal fresh water tank,
transom shower, wash down upgrade, two live
wells,table, extended blmini, two swim ladders/
bow/transom, enclosed head/6' head room/
US $85,000 954-881-4131 RLLECHNER@MAC.
PACEMAKER DIESEL 33, twin cummins
rebuild in Miami. Generator, AC, micro. Lots
of new things. Very economical and sea
worthy. Email to marlosalltranquilein@yahoo.
com price $25,000 sailboat trade considered
36' HATTERAS EXPRESS 'SPORT
FISHERMAN' 1986 with 0 hours on fac-
tory rebuilt Detroit 485 HP TA diesels & tran-
nys. Storage and attractive St. Thomas yard
rates while you complete re-fit on this solid
hi-end boat. Offers around $40K encouraged.
Comparable selling over $120K. (340) 776-
38' REINKE, 1989, save steel boat, from
german owner, Mercedes Nanni Diesel, build
for worldwide travelling, located in Saint
Martin, Euro 39.000,00, for detailed informa-
tion pls. contact us per e-mail: sy-amlgo@
POWERBOAT AZIMUT 46 FLY-
BRIDGE, exclusive version 2001, European
luxury yacht with perfect technology; condition like
brand new, 2x457PS; Length 14,93, Complete
equipped; 3 cabins; Boat lies Antigua; Just
reduced US$ 489,000.00, E-mail: bert sofia hen-
FERETTI 57 FLYBRIDGE YEAR 2000,
Price: 1050000 USD The yacht is in very good
condition, make an offer 2 Engines MAN V8
Diesels with approx. 740 hr. 1 Kohler genera-
tor of 13,5 KW, 1 owner cabs, 2 guest cabs, 2
crew cabs, e-mail monikavenohr@caribbean-
market.com 0058 412 1418476
BENETEAU FIRST CLASS 8. 26' Well
respected design. Drop keel. Built 1985. New
suite of North sails, New standing rigging.
Optimized, serious fun sailing yacht, Super
daysailer, club racer or do the Caribbean
regattas. Blank interior. $US 13000 Lying
Antigua Tel +1473 5361306
2006 WOODEN GAFF CUTTER 26FT
"WYNFALL" DESIGN BY MARK
SMAALDERS. Yardbuilt mahogany on
pine hull. Longkeeled.2008 atlantic cross-
ing.Monitor Windvane.s.s anchor chain. 3
anchors.4 sails as new.Otboard engine.Lots
of cruising gear. Avon dinghy. A serious con-
tender for best ever valued classic boat! Lying
St.Maarten.US$50 OBO 00599 5815603
37' 1978 Tayana Cutter
Perkins 4-108, Refrigeration
St. Thomas Yacht Sales
1977 HUNTER 27 SLOOP, LIVEA-
BOARDIPROJECT BOAT. Mast
unstepped/no rigging or sails. New inte-
rior lites, 50W solar panel, (2) 6v batter-
ies, newer bilge pump & switch. Porta-pottl.
$1,800 OBO St. john, USVI 340-277-3532/
35' CORONADO 1973 sloop--center cock-
pit. Good condition, lots of room, diesel engine,
several extras (wind gen, refrigeration, a.c.,
pressurized water, hot water) $32,000. Lying in
Puerto Rico. email@example.com (787) 484-7737
1976 TIBURON 36 KETCH, center cock-
pit bluewater cruiser. Fair condition, needs
TLC. 12V fridge, Air X wind gen, (4) 6v
batteries, new Sony stereo, new VHF, 65
h.p. Perkins, 2002 survey @ $53K Asking
$34,000/St. John, USVI 340-277-3532/cap-
1991 HUNTER LEGEND 43, Excellent
Condition, Windlass, 5k Generator, GPS, 2
A/C, EPIRB 2006, Spinnaker, VHF, Zodiac
Tender with Engine, Autopilot, Depth Finder,
Knotmeter, 50hpYanmar, Electric Winch,
Galvanized Steel Cradle, Many Extras,
$129,000, Located Salinas, Puerto Rico,
Contact Ronnie 939-639-7820 OR rramosl@
CSY 44 1979, major refit '99/00, rebuilt
Perkins 60HP 1,000 hrs, new sails 2004, solar
& wind generator, no osmosis, strong reliable
boat, new AB 10' RIB, Yamaha 15. Lying St.
Martin hauled for season. $78,000 includes
mooring in St. Barths. Robin.shepherd@wana-
doo.fr +590 690 35 73 38
51' USCG 44 PAX DAYSAIL TRIMARAN
"COCONUT". Tried and true moneymaker.
Fully equipped and inspected. Coming out
of annual dry dock and cosmetic surgery in
September. She is easy to sail and maintain.
$260k Call Glen @ 340-775-2584 or email
51' SLOOP: IDYLLE 15.5, FRERS
DESIGN, BENETEAU BUILT 1986.
Highly customized for comfortable live-aboard,
performance cruising. Autopilot, watermaker,
genset, Perkins 4-236, dual-coil fridge/freezer,
walk-around queen berth. Excellent sail-away
condition. Lying Trinidad. $210,000US. E-mail:
OCEAN 60. Bespoke World Cruising Yacht.
Owners Version, Built to the highest standard
1984 Never Chartered. Very Comprehesive
inventory, two of everything and a spare. $US
325,000 Lying Eastern Caribbean. Telephone.
+1473 5361306 or +1268 7236547
80 2003 Excellent condition 4 double
cabin /2bath. Low time Yanmar. Solar + Wind
generator + large battery bank Must see in
Guadeloupe Call and we'll send you a private
aircraft to come see the boat. alrtropical@
yahoo.com 170.000 . (767) 4404403.
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Builder: C&CYachts Year:1989 LOA:39.50' WL:31.83' Beam: 12.58' Draft:7.83'
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reducing vibration of the engines. 2-350 HP Cat Diesels. 600 Gallon Fuel
capacity. 2 staterooms/2 hds. Fully Air-conditioned. Raytheon electron-
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Bennett trim taps, 13' Novurania dinghy in new condition with collapsible
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low profile electric dinghy crane, big battery bank with Link 2000 monitoring
system, cable master and Vacuflash electric head system. Pilot house has
satellite Globalstar telephone. New antifouling bottom paint applied in Nov. 07.
Currently located in St. Thomas, USVI.PRICE REDUCED $575,000 USD.
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Built 1997 Haul out 1000 tons
Width: 51 feet Length: 165 feet
Draft: 12 feet Weight 280 ton
Located in Martinique. Possibilities to take
to Dominica with 5 to 10 years tax relief.
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POLYCORE HONEYCOMB PANELS FOR
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WINDSURFING BOARD AND RIG: Exocet
Kona One board with 490 mast, Alum Boom, 8.5
Aerotech Rapid Fire Sail, extension and base.
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FISHING CHARTER FOR SALE USVI.
Active & Successful charter based in St.
Thomas/St. John. 2003 boat fully rigged, trailer,
booking contacts, 2007 Dodge Ram truck.
Featured on ESPN. $215,000. US. Combo
home & business also available $950,000 US.
36 FT PDQ (1990) LIVE-ABOARD CATA-
MARAN AND ESTABLISHED/PROFIT-
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FOR SALE DAYSAIL CHARTER BIZ,
RETAIL SHOP & BOOKING CENTER
ON ST. THOMAS. 40' Cheoy Lee sailboat, 2
shops & storage, 5 yr. lease with renewal option,
very profitable for 20 years, owners retiring, will
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including a 40 lool BeAnliOais.
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50 FOOT DOCK FOR LONGTERM
RENT at beautiful Jolly Harbour Marina
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SOUS CHEF required for the upcoming
high season Nov 01, 2008 to April 30, 2009.
Successful applicant must have a minimum of
3 years experience cooking in French cuisine
and fluent in English, a team player, long hours.
Maria's French Terrace, Port Elizabeth, Bequla,
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FABRICATOR / WELDER REQUIRED -
Machine and fabricating workshop is seeking
skilled fabricator with five + years in T.I.G. -
M.I.G. ARC and GAS welding in Stainless,
Aluminum and Steel. Must work from sketch-
es and be able to use most workshop fab-
ricating machines without supervision. Top
rate of pay for right applicant. www.nautool.
com. CV to email@example.com or call
IN ANTIGUA HAS THE FOLLOWING
OPENINGS FOR THE 2007-2008 SEASON
Fabricator/ Tig Welder Engineer/diesel
mechanic Carbonfibre/Composites fabricator *
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IN PREPARATION FOR THE OPENING
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"MARINE MECHANICS." Must be certl-
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of 3 years experience in repairsand service
of Mercury outboard motors and Mercruiser
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of electrical rigging and trouble shooting in
boats also necessary. Applications can be
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NAUTOOL MACHINE LTD, BVI, seek-
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machine shop process and practice including
welding.Design /Technical Background a Plus.
Basic computer skills. Need background in all
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SABA ROCK RESORT, BRITISH
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MANAGER Hospitality/F&B supervisory
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FABRICATOR / WELDER NEEDED -
Machine & fabrication shop is looking for a
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Machine & fabrication shop is
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Must have European
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DANISH MALE 43y 185cm 85kg fit non-
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SAILOR (4 solo West-East Crossings) Need
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DECEMBER 2008 ALLATSEA.NET 97
TALES FROM THE CHARTER COCKPIT
BY JEANNIE KUICH COPYRIGHT 2008
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air ii.iii, icky U.S. weather or for whatever reason that gives you time
off on Christmas day, take advantage of it. DO SOMETHING COMPLETELY
DIFFERENT AND ENJOY IT!
The busiest week of the charter season in the Caribbean is from just
before Christmas day i,.. ii the New Year One year Mike was offered the
job to skipper an Irwin 68 for a week's charter right after Christmas I I IiI1.
at St. Thomas in the U. S. Virgin islands. My chef's job didn't begin on another
boat until after Christmas either, so for the first time in a dozen years we had
Christmas day off. Whoopie!
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N H What to do? Get some friends ... liI I have fun and forget
the fancy Christmas cocktails, hors doeuvres and elaborate turkey
dinners. This was a special day to do 1 ,1 I Iii. I different besides play.
( / iii r* I ii most everyone else had charters, we managed to I i
some friends on Christmas
Santa day which turned out
elvess l -to be very special for
everyone involved. Mike
was going to be Santa
Claus and we, his comely
would assist him.
We were able to put
our Christmas plan into
action because there
just happened to be a
complete Santa Claus
costume beard, boots
and all on board the
Irwin 68. On Christmas
morning Mike was able
to squeeze into the outfit
provided he didn't breathe too deeply or eat too much. The elvesses were
assembled, and we motored from St. Thomas to Christmas Cove at Great
St. James, which was jammed with cruising boats, locals and a few charter boats.
Christmas is usually a special time for the guests aboard boats but there
are drawbacks for the young children. There can't be a huge tree loaded
with ornaments. Only a little tree is possible since most boats don't have the
overhead for a large one. There's no fireplace to hang their special stockings,
and there aren't many presents for them because Santa Claus can't bring
them very many, can he?
The main worry was how could Santa Claus find them if they weren't at
home? It wasn't like being at their grandparents' house. No one left him any
directions on where they were even i,.. i. il their parents kept saying that he
would be able to find them. But even if Santa Claus could find them, how was
he going to get a boat big enough to carry his reindeer, sleigh and presents?
And how could he get aboard?
.II. I on a big boat was all very I Ii,. different and fun, but how could
they have Christmas without Santa Claus?
'l, II,. I a Christmas carol tape at high volume, we got the attention
of the whole cove when Santa Claus appeared at the bow and ii.. .I
"Merry Christmas" and multitudinous "Ho, Ho, Ho"s. The elvesses stationed
themselves on both sides of the boat, ready with their ammunition-all
kinds of Christmas candies.
When those candies started ..i,, i. I I, I the decks of the anchored boats,
you can imagine the surprise and i I I. ii of both big and little youngsters.
Santa Claus had arrived by boat and found them after all! He was bringing
them candy! (He must have given Rudolph and the other reindeer time off!)
The surprise and joy on their little faces was a beautiful and heartwarming
sight to behold. All of the charter guests, their crews and locals responded
S11.1 l,. I cheering and shrieking "Merrrrrry Chrissstmas"and "HO HO HO"at
the top of their lungs, too.
It was, indeed, one of the very best Christmases that Santa Claus and his
elvesses ever had! -9j
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